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EU: Robustly Carry Out New Surveillance Tech Rules

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image European lawmakers stand up during a signing ceremony at the European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium, March 10, 2021.  © 2021 Francisco Seco/AP Photo (Brussels) – The improvements to the European Union’s export controls rules on surveillance technology are so fragile that only rigorous efforts to carry them out will prevent EU technology from landing in the hands of abusive governments, Human Rights Watch said today. The new rules, adopted after nearly a decade of lawmaking, regulate the sale of so-called “dual use” items produced in the EU, including mass and intrusive…

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