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Export constraints agreed for internet snooping tech

Publisher: 
SciDev Net
Publication date: 
17-Jan-2014
Author(s): 
Pete Guest
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Edin Omanovic, a surveillance technology specialist at Privacy International, says that the expansion of the control list represents progress, but that more work needs to be done to curtail access to such technologies.

“We have to think of ways for [governments] to enforce the controls,” he says. “It’s always going to be the case that some of these technologies are intangible and very easy to export, which presents unique enforcement challenges that conventional arms don’t.”