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Europe’s spy technology expertise throws up awkward questions

Publisher: 
Financial Times
Publication date: 
01-Jul-2013
Author(s): 
Chris Bryant
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Eric King, head of research at Privacy International, says: “Lawful interception can only happen when there is the rule of law. [The export of] arms, weapons, bulletproof vests – even flares – are controlled. But surveillance equipment is not. And in the wrong hands this technology is just a dangerous,” he says. “No government has taken anywhere close to the steps required to control it.”