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Pegasus spyware and the direction of Australian policing (Teagan Westendorf, The Strategist)

The US government’s recent ban of Israeli technology firm NGO Group’s Pegasus spyware has significant implications for Australian efforts to regulate digital technologies in the face of new online national security threats.

Putting human rights and democratic freedoms at the centre of US foreign policy was one of Joe Biden’s key election promises. His administration has honoured that promise by blacklisting NSO Group for selling its Pegasus software to governments that used it to abuse those principles. This move put the increasing challenge for states to regulate cyber and digital technologies squarely in the middle of US policy decisions and strategy.

Pegasus spyware and the direction of Australian policing | The Strategist (aspistrategist.org.au)