“A disclosure of spyware purchases is an important step that states need to take,” said David Kaye, a professor at UC Irvine School of Law, in his deposition before the expert committee appointed by the Supreme Court of India to investigate the alleged use of Pegasus by the Indian government against its own citizens. Kaye served as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression from 2014 to 2020. “Freedoms guaranteed and protected by international human rights law are threatened by the purchase and the use of Pegasus which is a part of an opaque industry of private surveillance tools.” — David Kaye States that do not disclose the purchase of Pegasus “contribute to the chilling effect on freedom of expression and assembly,” he added. Kaye said that the…
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