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Thursday, September 16, 2021

Pegasus: Demand for legislation to protect rights

European Union Justice Commissioner has said that laws should be swiftly enacted to protect the rights of activists, journalists, and politicians following the Pegasus spyware spying controversy. After that, laws should be made swiftly to protect the rights of activists, journalists, and politicians. He said that the perpetrators of illegal phone hacking should be prosecuted. Reynders told members of the European Parliament that the European Commission "fully condemned" alleged attempts by the national security services to illegally gather information against political opponents through their phones. Reynders said, "Any sign That such intrusion of privacy has actually taken place then it should be thoroughly investigated and those responsible for possible breaches should be brought to justice. It is, of course, the responsibility of each EU member state," he added, adding, "I hope that in the Pegasus case, the competent authorities will thoroughly investigate the allegations and build trust".He also said that the EU's executive branch was closed following an investigation by Hungary's Data Protection Authority, which claimed that Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government targeted journalists, media owners, and opposition leaders with Pegasus software. was involved in. Pegasus is spyware through which people can be spying by hacking smartphones. This isn't the first time Pegasus' name has been involved in espionage controversy.

In 2016, some researchers said that this spyware was used to spy on an activist who disagreed with the government in the United Arab Emirates. International media organizations such as the Washington Post, the Guardian, and La Monde, and the Judedeutsche Tseitung in Germany participated in the investigation of the Pegasus spying scandal. After investigation, it has been claimed that 50 thousand phone numbers were selected for espionage. These include the phone numbers of more than 180 journalists from around the world. Meanwhile, the hearing on the Pegasus dispute is going on in the Supreme Court of India. The court is hearing petitions seeking various guidelines. In the next few days, the Supreme Court can issue an important order in this matter. AA/CK (AFP, AP)