Greens/EFA demand immediate investigation and a halt to the use of surveillance spyware
The latest Pegasus revelations exposed how Greens/EFA Group members Diana Riba i Giner and Jordi Solé were spied on by the NSO Group’s surveillance spyware technology. Today (from 15:45), the European Parliament's Committee of Inquiry to investigate the use of the Pegasus and equivalent surveillance spyware will start its work.
Philippe Lamberts, President of the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament, comments:
"We Greens/EFA strongly condemn the spying on our group member Diana Riba i Giner and all other politicians, as well as journalists, activists and lawyers. We call for an immediate halt to the use of surveillance spyware."
Jordi Solé, EFA President and First Vice-President of the Greens/EFA Group, comments:
"Spying on political competitors is absolutely unacceptable. The revelations shed a harsh light on the unscrupulous use of surveillance technology in violation of fundamental rights. We Greens/EFA will work to ensure that the European Parliament fully investigates this attack on fundamental rights."
There will be a press conference on the latest revelations, with Diana Riba i Giner and Hannah Neumann today (Tuesday, April 19) at 15:00 in the European Parliament, Anna Politkovskaya press room and online via Interactio.