Statement: One year of inaction, delay and evasion on the NSO-Pegasus hack #SaveOurPrivacy

One year ago on 30 Oct 2019, news first broke that at least two dozen human rights defenders in India including activists, academics, journalists and lawyers were targeted using a highly sophisticated spyware called Pegasus which was developed by Israel based NSO Group. Pegasus targeted users by exploiting a vulnerability in WhatsApp and it could gain complete access to a device by getting the user to click on a link or through a missed call. The revelations led to widespread outrage especially since the targets of surveillance were human rights defenders and the NSO Group claims that it only sold Pegasus to vetted government entities.

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