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Spyware: EU Commission must make legislative proposal

The misuse of spyware is widespread. MEPs have become targets, and human rights defenders find their work more dangerous due to the constant threat of surveillance. At the same time, European companies are illegally circumventing export regulations and European actors are making money from selling spyware to dictators. It is only a matter of time before military-grade spyware ends up in the hands of terrorists.

This year, the European Parliament drafted Recommendations on the regulation of spyware. However, the Commission has so far failed to take them up in a legislative proposal. The EU must finally take a leading role here!

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