So will I have to leave my Pixel phone at home when I visit Europe once travel restrictions are discontinued? I can get my old Nokia battery replaced, so it's not a problem.
The European Union has tightened up export rules on cybersurveillance tools in an effort to limit their spread to repressive regimes. The new rules covering “dual use” products and services – those that can be used in both a civilian and military context – were announced this week and follow years of negotiations. They were …
Actually, it doesn't "clamp down", it exposes to scrutiny. This is not about control of supply, it's about transparency:
"We will now have EU-wide transparency on the export of cyber surveillance and will control the export of biometric surveillance. Authoritarian regimes will no longer be able to secretly get their hands on European cyber-surveillance." Markéta Gregorová (Greens/EFA, CZ), rapporteur
It's an excellent move in principle, as secret deals are all too common, but it doesn't control the proliferation or abusive use of snooping tools.
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