Telenor board members and Norwegian authorities may be ‘aiding and abetting crimes against humanity’
As Telenor Group pushes through the sale of their Myanmar subsidiary to a military-linked consortium, there is growing concern in Myanmar and Norway over the possibility that the junta will gain access to the personal data of the network’s 18 million Myanmar customers.
In an interview with Myanmar Now, Norwegian judge Hanne Sophie Greve warns that Telenor and Norwegian authorities could be liable for complicity in crimes against humanity, in a worse case scenario.
She said that Telenor should either sell to a responsible buyer, that is not related to the military in Myanmar, or close down their network if a responsible buyer cannot be found.
Since the coup, Telenor has complied with more than 200 data requests from the military junta, with each request consisting of multiple phone numbers.