Trillium Successfully Engages Intel on Web-Filtering Software
Trillium Asset Management, LLC is pleased to report that Intel’s subsidiary, McAfee, announced that it would not participate in the Pakistani request for proposals to develop a nationwide censorship firewall.
The use of McAfee’s SmartFilter product by repressive countries to suppress speech has been of great concern to us for the past year. Trillium has been engaging Intel on these issues since April of 2011. We believe that taking this important step reduces the company’s risk profile and demonstrates respect for human rights impacts.
Trillium continues to engage Intel on human rights issues and we look forward to continuing this productive dialogue.
Bowing to pressure from stakeholders, Pakistan’s Ministry of Information Technology, Farooq Ahmed Awan, has indicated that the project, known as “the great firewall of Pakistan”, may be withdrawn.