UN experts call for moratorium on sale of ‘life threatening’ surveillance tech
UN human rights experts called on all States to impose a global moratorium on the sale and transfer of surveillance technology until they have put in place robust regulations that guarantee its use in compliance with international human rights standards.
On 18 July 2021, Forbidden Stories and Amnesty International exposed the widespread surveillance of the mobile devices of hundreds of journalists, human rights defenders and political leaders, using the NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware. The NSO Group promptly rejected allegations concerning its involvement in these unlawful practices.
Source: OHCHR | Spyware scandal: UN experts call for moratorium on sale of ‘life threatening’ surveillance tech