Edin Omanovic writes:
Facing intense scrutiny from a Swiss government inquiry into the human rights impact of the commercial surveillance trade, companies have packed up and are no longer attempting to export their spying technology from Switzerland.
Speaking with St. Galler Tagblatt, one of Switzerland’s largest German-language daily newspapers, government spokeswoman Marie Avet confirmed that the companies have cancelled export applications for surveillance technology – including all applications for the export of trojans and technologies for internet monitoring. This latest news is a significant development in ongoing efforts to curb the export of dangerous surveillance technologies to authoritarian governments.
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