MEPs did not hide their bitterness at the Commission’s refusal to formally address the numerous revelations of spying enabled by Pegasus
Three human rights activists whose phones were targeted by spyware traced to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have begun legal action.
On Tuesday, Parliament’s new inquiry committee investigating the use of Pegasus and other spyware had its first meeting, electing a Chair and three Vice-Chairs.
The renewed calls for action on Pegasus surveillance in Poland and Hungary came after Hungary’s data protection authority, headed by an appointee of prime minister, said victims were legitimate targets.
The leader of Poland’s ruling conservative party has acknowledged that the country bought advanced spyware from the Israeli surveillance software maker NSO Group.
UN human rights experts called on all States to impose a global moratorium on the sale and transfer of surveillance technology.