PEGA: Hearing on 'Spyware - Victims and Remedies'

30-08-2022 - 15:56
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On 30 August PEGA committee organized a hearing on 'Spyware - Victims and Remedies'. Hearing focused on effect on victims of spyware and whether such persons that suspect that their rights have been violated by the use of spyware have access to effective remedy.

Programme of the hearing

15.00 Opening remarks by the Chair of the Committee

15.05 - 15.45 Panel 1:

· Ms Carine Kanimba, Victim, daughter of Paul Rusesabagina, wrongfully imprisoned in Rwanda[1]

· Ms Dominique Simonnot, Victim, Journalist

· Prof. Catherine Van de Heyning, University of Antwerp

15.45 - 16.55 Discussion: Q&A session based on the principles of catch-the-eye and ping-pong

16:55 Closing remarks by the Chair of the Committee

[1] EP resolution 2021/2906(RSP)