Sep 172012
 September 17, 2012  Posted by  Business, Featured News, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Oh drat! I had intended to post this on September 9, but just discovered it still sitting in the drafts folder.

Jamie Doward reports:

The continuing export of British-made surveillance technology has been thrown into question after the government admitted it had moved to restrict sales of spying software to Egypt.

Human rights campaigners say the government’s decision to restrict the export of Gamma International’s software, the first time it has taken action on such an issue, is a significant step towards the regulation of surveillance technologies. However, many other products remain a cause for concern, they say.

Read more on The Guardian.  And a HUGE  hip, hip, hooray! for Privacy International for their outstanding advocacy on this issue.

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