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Pegasus ban pursued in EU

  • The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) wants Israeli NSO Group's spyware software called Pegasus to be banned in the European Union (UN). Pegasus is able to become a surveillance device from a mobile phone. Pegasus can send/receive encrypted messages, download photographs that are stored, listen to voice calls, obtain messages, as well as, secretly film via a mobile camera. EDPS says Pegasus infringes on our fundamental freedoms (i.e., right to privacy) and democracy including rule of law. Pegasus has been reported to be used to target activists, journalists and politicians around the world. Use of Pegasus must be used strictly to fight crime and terrorism in strictest conditions, not activists, dissidents or journalists (Boffey, 2022).

    Boffey, D. (2022, February 15). EU data watchdog calls for Pegasus spyware ban. The Guardian. Retrieved February 16, 2022, from https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/feb/15/eu-data-watchdog-calls-for-pegasus-spyware-ban