the murder of The journalist Khashoggi led in Arms sales to the consequences for Saudi Arabia. Spying Software is allowed to shop the leadership in Riyadh-but more in the EU.
He is watching something foreign: Bernd Lange, the Chairman of the Committee for international trade of the EU-Parliament, angry. As "scandalous" the social Democrat, the uninhibited Export of European Surveillance - and espionage-edge technology to Saudi Arabia.
crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is suspected of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Istanbul Consulate of Saudi Arabia personally arranged.
Bernd explains: "There is a Software called Spyware, the different data traces, added together, and then Profiles."
Khashoggi had written before his murder via WhatsApp, Salman was like "a bestial Pac Man". The more victims, the crown Prince's face, the more victims he wanted.
The Journalist Jamal Khashoggi (archive image) criticized the Saudi leadership repeatedly and publicly - and this was his undoing.protection and persecution
spy To critics such as Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia in spying Software in the EU interested. The Software works with Trojans that hide, for example, in e-Mails with a Link. Once infected, you can record Skype conversations to WhatsApp messages, everything.
The Software is a so-called Dual-Use product. So they can be used both for the protection of citizens as well as to their pursuit. So, for example, WhatsApp can be its own employees with the help of this Software security gaps.second attempt
The Export of such Software should be sharply controlled, as Long for the first Time in the EU Parliament was sitting - so already 14 years ago. At the time, Parliament, the Commission and the governments of the EU member States agreed, "that we of information and communication technology, Software, and monitoring technologies in the law for Monitoring of goods, both military as well as civilian use". But nothing happened.
in September 2016, the Juncker handle-Commission, the law on projects. It was updated and then, a year ago, again with a large majority by the EU Parliament decided. Sensitive espionage and surveillance technology should not just be governments like the one in Riyadh exported."blood on the fingers"
However, the EU States are going so far systematically this legislation to the export control by simply refusing to formulate a negotiating mandate. "That's a shame," emphasizes Long in an interview with the ARD-Studio Brussels. When the Export of highly sensitive espionage software from the EU to repressive regimes, "then we have, in fact, a bit of blood on the fingers".Paris blocks
In may 2018 Macron received in Aachen, the Charlemagne prize.
Above all, France wants to prevent the export control of spying software. A country whose President has been awarded in Aachen, the Charlemagne prize and speaks about the European community of values. It the French Minister, in Brussels to ensure that the negotiating mandate of the Council for export control of European espionage software.
EU parliamentarians have Long contacted the French Ambassador in Brussels. And he wrote to all EU trade Ministers a letter "in all clarity" that the shame will named, they produced.
But the hope is low that France is changing its attitude, and before the European elections in may, the EU Parliament has to agree to the Chance of a ban on the export of dangerous Surveillance technologies to countries such as Saudi Arabia.
EU delivers Saudis monitoring technology
Ralph Sina, WDR Brussels
31.01.2019 20:51 PM
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