NEW NSO SANCTIONS COULD SPARK A GLOBAL TURN AGAINST SPYWARE

On 4 November, the Washington Post asked if, in light of the US addition of the NSO Group to its Entity List, will other nations make similar moves against makers of hacking tools?  After all, it says, they’ve enabled an explosion in sophisticated digital spying by government and law enforcement agencies across the globe. The 4 companies are Israel’s NSO Group and Candiru, Russian security firm Positive Technologies, and Singapore-based Computer Security Initiative Consultancy.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/11/04/new-nso-sanctions-could-spark-global-turn-against-spyware/

https://therecord.media/us-sanctions-four-companies-selling-hacking-tools-including-nso-group-candiru/

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/11/04/2021-24123/addition-of-certain-entities-to-the-entity-list

https://www.commerce.gov/news/press-releases/2021/11/commerce-adds-nso-group-and-other-foreign-companies-entity-list

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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