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Europe clamps down on cybersurveillance exports, pushes human rights focus

Mike 137 Silver badge

"Europe clamps down ..."

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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