Poland pressured to say if it bought Israeli phone spyware

The Polish government is coming under pressure to clarify whether it has purchased sophisticated and potentially illegal phone surveillance technology that has been used to stifle dissent in other countries.

Opposition lawmakers asked Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki whether the special services bought Pegasus, the spyware produced by NSO Group, an Israeli company.

Morawiecki appeared to sidestep the question. According to news agency PAP, he said “everything that needs to be, will be clarified in due time.”

The parliamentary discussion on Wednesday follows an investigative report by private broadcaster TVN which indicated that the country’s Anti-Corruption Bureau might have bought the system.

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Source: The Washington Post