Israel court rejects calls to revoke NSO Group’s spy software export licence

A court in Tel Aviv has rejected a ruling to order Israel to revoke the export license of the NSO Group, the country’s largest surveillance company, whose software has reportedly been used by governments to spy on dissidents and human rights activists.

Judge Rachel Lavi Barkai ruled that Amnesty International and 30 human rights activists, who had filed the petition against Israel’s defence and foreign ministries, had failed to provide evidence that NSO’s Pegasus software was used to spy on activists from the UK-based NGO.

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Source: Middle East Eye