30-08-2022 09:00
PEGA: Hearing on 'Spyware used against citizens'

Brussels
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On 30 August PEGA committee organized a hearing on 'Spyware used against citizens'. Hearing focused on the alleged failure of Member States to act in respect of the involvement of entities in the EU in the development, dissemination or financing of the Pegasus and equivalent surveillance spyware, including the supply chain in terms of technology and its exploitation, in so far as it is in breach of Union law, including Regulation (EU) 2021/821.

Programme of the hearing

09.00 Opening remarks by the Chair of the Committee

09.05 - 09.45 Panel 1:

· Mr Claudio Guarnieri, Head of Amnesty International's Security Lab in Berlin

· Dr. Miriam Saage-Maaß, Vice Legal Director of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR)

· Mr Jean-Philippe Lecouffe, Deputy Executive Director, Operations Directorate, Europol

09.45 - 11.05 Discussion: Q&A session based on the principles of catch-the-eye and ping-pong

11.05 - 11.10 Break

11.10 - 11.30 Panel 2:

· Dr Clara Portela, Law School, University of Valencia

· Dr Rosamunde Van Brakel, Research Professor Chair in Surveillance Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

11.30 - 12.25 Discussion: Q&A session based on the principles of catch-the-eye and ping-pong

12:25 Closing remarks by the Chair of the Committee