About the company
French company Idemia specialises in digital transactions and digital security. It has a contract with the British Home Office for fingerprint matching.
In Burma Idemia is in a joint venture, Myanmar Mobile Money, with the Burmese military-owned Innwa Bank. The joint venture was set up by Oberthur Technologies, which has now merged into Idemia.
Oxford Business Group – Myanmar’s banks invest in technology to modernise operations
Notified 30th November 2018
Added to the Dirty List 11 December 2018
Updated 6 January 2020
Follow up letter sent 18th January 2022
The Dirty List names international companies doing business with the military in Burma. The list also includes international companies involved in projects where there are human rights violations or environmental destruction.
In September 2018, the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on Myanmar, which has been investigating human rights violations in the country, stated:
“The actions of the Tatmadaw (Burmese military) in Kachin, Rakhine and Shan States, in particular in the context of the ‘clearance operations’ in northern Rakhine State in 2016 and 2017, have so seriously violated international law that any engagement in any form with the Tatmadaw, its current leadership, and its businesses, is indefensible.”