The European Union has recently announced about tightening up policies for cyber-surveillance technology sale and export. Together, the European Council and the EU lawmakers have agreed on a provisional deal to enhance controls on certain technologies. This is valid for facial recognition and spyware solutions to curb human rights violations.
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All the European companies are now required to apply for government licenses for exporting such products – provided they meet the security criteria. Besides, the EU countries are planning to share more transparent information by disclosing the export licenses publicly. The rules can be modified accordingly to cover emerging technologies.