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10 Sep 2021

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Reporters Without Borders, Access Now, Amnesty International, Committee to Protect Journalists, Human Rights Watch

Civil society calls for investigation of EU member states’ role in Pegasus affair & robust implementation of new EU export rules

"RSF and other Human Rights Organizations Call For Robust Implementation of New EU Export Control Rules and Investigation of EU member states’ role in Pegasus affair", 10 September 2021.

As new EU export controls rules come into force... with the recast Dual-Use Regulation, five organizations call upon the European Commission [and] EU member states to follow up on their promise of creating a transparent market in cyber-surveillance technologies...

The Pegasus Project’s revelations... highlight failures on many levels to prevent serious human rights violations through appropriate corporate due diligence, appropriate export controls and domestic safeguards in police and intelligence laws. But they also point to significant gaps in the EU’s regulatory framework...

Reporters Without Borders and other undersigned organisations... call upon the European Commission to investigate the alleged abuse of digital surveillance technology by Hungarian authorities as well as whether any other EU member states have engaged in such abuses, and to determine and disclose whether any EU member states’ authorities have granted licences for the export of NSO’s Pegasus spyware. We place special emphasis on our call for a global moratorium on the sale, transfer, and use of digital surveillance technology...

[T]he Commission and all 27 member states should take steps to ensure effective implementation of the Recast Dual Use Regulation...

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