Joe Uchill reports:
…. Both the US and EU are members of the 41-nation Wassenaar Arrangement, an arms trade pact updated in 2013 to include Internet monitoring technologies and so-called “intrusion software.” In 2014, well before the planned US implementation inflamed security pros and digital rights activists, the EU passed restrictions on those exports, leaving enforcement in the hands of its member nations.
A prominent member of the European Parliament has submitted a plan that would soften parts of Wassenaar that its critics find the most disagreeable. But many security experts say those changes do not go far enough.
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