Christopher Sherman of AP reports:
Mexico’s privacy watchdog said Wednesday that the federal Attorney General’s Office stonewalled it for more than a year as it tried to investigate the government’s use of powerful Israeli spyware against journalists, lawyers and activists.
Commissioners of Mexico’s Institute for Transparency, Access to Information and Protection of Personal Data said that just this week the Attorney General’s Office provided for the first time licensing contracts from 2016 and 2017 for the Pegasus software from Israel’s NSO Group.
Initially, the office denied the contracts existed, then refused to divulge them before eventually capitulating.
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