The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) announced the need to ban the use of Pegasus spyware by the Israeli company NSO Group in the region. About it writes Reuters news agency, citing a statement from the department.
The department believes that using the Pegasus software can lead to this “unprecedented levels of interference affecting the most intimate aspects of our daily lives”. “Baning the development and use of Pegasus-enabled spyware in the European Union would be the most effective way to protect our fundamental rights and freedoms. Discussions about tools like Pegasus should not just be about the use of technology, but also the importance we place on the right to privacy.”the EDPS said in a statement.
Recall that the Israeli company NSO Group, which is the developer of Pegasus, was under serious pressure after being accused of selling its products to the governments of several countries. It is believed that the Pegasus software was used by some governments to spy on human rights activists, politicians and journalists. NSO Group itself has not disclosed any information about its customers, indicating that once sold to government customers, the company does not have access to its software and is in no way involved in ensuring its performance.