For the performance of its duties, the PEGA committee is asked to collect and analyse information to ascertain a number of alleged contraventions or maladministration in the implementation of Union law as regards the use of the Pegasus and equivalent surveillance spyware.

During its twelve-month mandate, our Committee will make use of various methods to investigate the alleged violations: it will hold hearings with experts, victims and other persons, request studies and briefings and undertake fact-finding missions when needed.

External and public reporting can also be a powerful tool to help the Committee uncover wrongdoings or anti-democratic practices in the use of surveillance spyware such as Pegasus.

While the information received will not trigger any official investigation, it can nevertheless orient, support and contribute to the success of our work.

In order to facilitate reporting channels, the PEGA Committee has set up a whistleblowing channel : a specific email address now allows any person who has personal knowledge of it to easily report any misuse of Pegasus and equivalent spyware surveillance software.

The management and handling of alerts received through such channel shall ensure that the confidentiality of the whistleblower's identity as well as of any third party mentioned in the alert are strictly respected.

The access to the whistleblowing mailbox will be strictly restricted to authorised staff within the PEGA Secretariat and only anonymised report of the information received shall be transmitted to the Committee members. Any data collected by the PEGA Secretariat through the whistleblowing mailbox shall be processed in line with Regulation (EU) 2018/1725. Every precaution will be taken to protect the security of these data whenever they are collected, transmitted, or saved.

How to blow the whistle?

You can send an e-mail to: PEGA-whistleblowing@europarl.europa.eu