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 March 14, 2021  Posted by  Business, Court, Surveillance

Catalin Cimpanu reports:

The US Department of Justice has charged on Friday the CEO of Sky Global, the parent company behind Sky ECC, a mobile encrypted communications platform primarily used by criminal organizations.

Jean-Francois Eap, Sky Global CEO, a Canadian citizen, was indicted on Friday, along with Thomas Herdman, a former distributor of Sky Global encrypted devices.

Both were charged under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), a law that has been rarely used to go after technology companies.

Read more on The Record.

Related:

U.S. Department of Justice: Sky Global Executive and Associate Indicted for Providing Encrypted Communication Devices to Help International Drug Traffickers Avoid Law Enforcement

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