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EP spyware inquiry committee has adopted its final report and recommendations, condemning spyware abuses in several EU member states and setting out a way forward.

Today, Jeroen Lenaers, Chair of the Committee of Inquiry to investigate the use of Pegasus and equivalent surveillance spyware (PEGA), issued the following statement:

Ten MEPs from the Inquiry Committee on Pegasus and other spyware visited Madrid from 20 to 21 March to speak with national and regional authorities, journalists and civil society actors.

From 20 to 21 March, MEPs investigating spyware use will be in Spain to talk to national and regional authorities, parliamentarians, journalists and other stakeholders.

MEPs will discuss current issues in Greece with national privacy and data protection authorities, Christos Rammos (President of the ADAE) and Konstantinos Menoudakos (President of the HDPA).

MEPs from the Inquiry Committee investigating Pegasus and other spyware met with parliamentarians, data protection authorities and people targeted with spyware on their two-day visit.

From 20 to 21 February, MEPs will visit the Hungarian capital Budapest to learn more about allegations of spyware abuse targeting journalists, the opposition and civil society.

On Thursday, the PEGA committee will hold a public hearing focussing on the situation in Hungary, where spyware has allegedly been used against journalists, lawyers and the opposition.

On Thursday 9 February, MEPs and guest speakers will discuss the geopolitical implications of spyware.

On Tuesday from 9.00 CET, MEPs will debate a draft version of the PEGA committee’s recommendations, prepared by rapporteur Sophie In ‘t Veld (Renew, NL).