EU poised to tighten privacy laws after Pegasus spyware scandal

Justice chief condemns hacking of political opponents and journalists and says bloc closely watching Hungary investigation

The EU must swiftly legislate to further protect the rights of activists, journalists and politicians following the Pegasus spyware scandal, the bloc’s justice commissioner has told the European parliament.

Didier Reynders told MEPs that the European Commission “totally condemned” alleged attempts by national security services to illegally access information on political opponents through their phones.

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