Human-rights-friendly EU export control regime moves a step closer

On 25 March, the EU Parliament backed the new set of rules for exporting dual-use products and technologies, including cyber-surveillance tools (known as the EU Dual-Use Recast – see ECM issue 9).  The current update, driven by technological development, new security risks and human rights concerns, includes criteria for granting or rejecting export licenses for certain items that could be used in the development of weapons of mass destruction or used for surveillance that would lead to hu...

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