Nso scandal: 100 organizations demand sales stop for spyware

NSO scandal: 100 organizations demand sales stop for spyware

Around 100 civil society organizations appeal to the international state community according to the enthusiasm of the Pegasus project to the international community of control. In a fire letter published on Tuesday, it was mainly due to an immediate moratorium for sale, export and the use of spyware like the Trojan Pegasus of the Israeli NSO Group.

Access Now, Amnesty International, the Center for Democracy Technology (CDT), the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), the Dachverband European Digital Rights (EDRI), Global Witness , Pen America, Privacy International, Reporter without Borders and Statewatch. There are also about 90 other institutions and dozens of independent experts.

Impartial examination required

Companies selling grooves to states and other companies are the institutions involved for a long time a thorn in the eye. To the industry pay from Germany about Finfisher, Trovicor and Rohde black. The barrel for overcounter brought the NSO-Affare. Human Rights Documented Young Dozens Document In which products of the company like their battleship Pegasus were used by authoritane regimes around the world, to spy on activists, journalists and political opponents and make masculine mouth.

The Allianz also requires one "independent, transparent and impartial examination of the trap of targeted monitoring" and the export licenses granted for that. States are intended to adopt a legal framework and enforce, which requires striking companies and their investors to carry out a human rights care and true transparency. Laws that place the victims of unlawful monitoring obstacles to complaints had to be carried out.

Israel, Bulgaria, Cyprus and other states in which NSO has a seat, admonishes the covenant to revoke all marketing and export licenses granted by the company. In addition, an independent, impartial and transparent investigation should be improved in order to determine the abandonment of unlawful monitoring. Furthermore, these countries should become particularly explained that they take the necessary steps to avoid peaceful damage in this area.

Set the use of monitoring technology

"The enthusiasms are only the tip of the iceberg", Does it be in writing. The monitoring industry has been allowed for too long to work, sheer uncontrollably. The governments have not fulfilled their state protection obligations, rather they had violated their own human rights commitments, "By doing these invasive weapons" On innocent burger "have released all over the world".

The covenant also supports the UN High Commission’s requirement that governments have incomplete their own illegal use of monitoring techniques and encouraged export specifications. Previously, Burger rights organizations had set out that the NSO Group had a worldwide labyrinth of holding companies subject to support. Compliance with reporters without limits against the company are already running.

The NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden spoke out for a international trade ban for spyware and compared the effects of spah software such as Pegasus with the "Nuclear weapons". In a contribution about the "Insecurity industry" He now releases and also requires liability of development companies and their financiers for damaged and "bad" Code in commercial products. Otherwise, not only 50 were soon.000 goals with Trojans spied on, but 50 million.

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