Sumary of Israel appoints commission to probe Pegasus spyware maker NSO:
- Jerusalem, Undefined – Israel has established a commission to review allegations that NSO Group’s controversial Pegasus phone surveillance software was misused, the head of parliament’s Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee said Thursday.
- “The defence establishment appointed a review commission made up of a number of groups,” lawmaker Ram Ben Barak told Army Radio.
- “NSO chief executive Shalev Hulio told Army Radio Thursday that he would “be very pleased if there were an investigation, so that we’d be able to clear our name”.
- Hulio said the company could not disclose the details of its contracts due to “issues of confidentiality,” but said he would offer full transparency to any government seeking more details.
- Ben Barak said Israel’s priority was “to review this whole matter of giving licences.