UK tax office unlawfully hid export data of cyber-espionage tech to dictatorships

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Zack Whittaker writes for ZDNet:

ukhighcourt‘The UK’s tax office acted in “irrationally” and unlawfully, according to the UK High Court, after it systematically refused to discuss the status of any investigation into a company that allegedly sells state-controlled malware to repressive regimes.

The case was brought by Privacy International, alleging Gamma International, the maker of FinFisher software, had sold and exported spyware to countries with less-than-desirable track records on human rights issues.’

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