Reza Taghipour

Reza Taghipour
رضا تقی پور
PhD in Management
6 Dec 2020
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  • CEO of Communication Security Industries, National (0000)
  • CEO Shiraz Electronic Industries, Shiraz (Fars Province) (0000)
  • CEO of Communication Industries, National (0000)
  • Deputy Minister in Space Organisation, National (0000)
  • Minister of Information and Communications Technology , National (0000)
  • Member of the Supreme Council of Cyberspace, National (0000 - present)
    • Human Rights Violation: Participate in the control, censorship, filtering and harassment of cyberspace users (0000 - present) read more
      Supreme Council of Cyberspace
      Rights Violated
      Right to freedom of expression, Right to privacy

      Reza Taghipour, as a member of the Supreme Council of Cyberspace, has been involved in the controlling, censoring, and blocking of the internet, and prosecuting cyberspace users. The Supreme Council of Cyberspace is the highest body that is responsible for monitoring, policy and decision making in cyberspace and is primarily responsible for controlling, censoring, filtering and prosecuting cyberspace users in Iran.

      During Taghipour's membership, the June 2017 resolution of the Supreme Council of Cyberspace on social media (Telegram, WhatsApp…) emphasised on the storage and processing of Iranian users’ inside the country and the requires the ISPs to provide The officials of the Islamic Republic with full access to such data.


      The text of the resolution "Policies and measures to organize social media”, June 2017

      Human Rights Violator’s Case: Supreme Council of Cyberspace, Justice for Iran, 17 December , 2017

  • Member of Tehran City Council, Tehran (Tehran Province) (0000 - present)
These violations may only be part of the human rights violations that this person has been involved in. The investigation into this person's human rights record is ongoing.

The European Union placed Reza Taghipour on the human rights sanctions list for his role in widespread and gross violations of the rights of Iranian citizens in a decision dated 25 April, 2012. According to the decision, Taghipour will be barred from entering the union and all his possible assets will be confiscated in Europe. According to the EU statement, "Internet censorship and control" as well as abuse of "citizens personal data, conversations and telephone communication of Iranian citizens" are among the reasons for the sanctioning of Reza Taghipour.

In April 2012, the US Treasury Department also placed Reza Taghipour on its list of human rights sanctions, for his role in "censoring and controlling Internet activity" and his responsibility for "disrupting mobile and SMS communication lines" and "disrupting network broadcasting." Accordingly, Reza Taghipour's potential assets in the United States will be frozen and he will be barred from entering the country.