MEPs criticise lack of action over use of spyware by member states

06/05/2022 | EURACTIV

Members of European Parliament have criticised the European Commission's lack of action relating to the use of NSO Group's Pegasus spyware by EU member states. The revelations that NSO Group provided governments with its spyware allowed users access to all communications, including content, and the ability to track the location of mobiles without detection. It is reported that Pegasus spyware was used to conduct covert surveillance of devices belonging to politicians, journalists and activists around the world. In March, the European Parliament tasked a committee to investigate member states' use of Pegasus spyware.

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