On 14 October, Deutsche Welle reported that Germany’s surveillance authorities use software from FinFisher, but the company may have illegally exported its software to other countries including Turkey, an investigation shows. The German Customs Investigation Bureau (ZKA) searched 15 residential and business premises in Germany and abroad with connections to the Munich-based surveillance software firm FinFisher. It is suspected of exporting its most important surveillance software, known as FinSpy, to other countries without the correct licence.
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