Electronic Surveillance: Mobile Phones

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 7th July 2020.

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Photo of Edward Davey Edward Davey Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Treasury), Acting Leader, Liberal Democrats, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Social Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential for NSO's Pegasus software being used to target foreign journalists and campaigners; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of James Cleverly James Cleverly Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

There have been allegations that this software has been used in a way that is not in line with UK Human Rights Standards. We continue to champion human rights and media freedom around the world. Given these allegations are subject to ongoing investigations, it would not be appropriate for us to comment further.

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