Polish minister says government used spyware against hundreds of people


The use of spyware in Poland under the previous government resulted in accusations that the authorities were abusing power and eroding democratic guardrails.

Poland’s prosecutor general said on Wednesday that Pegasus spyware was used against hundreds of people during the former Polish government. Adam Bodnar told lawmakers that he found the scale of the surveillance to be “shocking and depressing”. “It is sad for me that even in this room I am speaking to people who were victims of this system,” Bodnar told the Sejm, the lower house of parliament.

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Source: Euronews


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