Pegasus and Privacy | ADCG Podcast: Ep. 41

Association for Data and Cyber Governance
26 minute listen | August.04.2021

The recent Pegasus incident, involving an advanced form of spyware used by countries against activists, journalists, and political leaders from rival nations, triggered a backlash and raised privacy concerns. The Pegasus Project, consisting of more than 80 journalists from 17 news organizations in more than 10 countries, has been investigating the use of the technology by governments and has been working through a list of 50,000 cell phones of journalists, activists, dissidents, individuals, cabinet members, and government officials reportedly monitored by the Pegasus technology. In this week's episode, Jerry and Jody explore what role these reports might play in raising awareness of privacy issues in Congress, and how this might shape the national privacy legislation debate by underscoring the need for government oversight.



About the U.S. National Privacy Legislation Podcast


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The Association for Data and Cyber Governance presents a podcast series that explores informed points of view – both pro and con – on the need to develop national privacy legislation. Hosts Jerry Buckley, a founding partner of Buckley LLP, and Jody Westby, a prominent data security consultant, interview some of the nation’s key privacy professionals as they sort through the policy decisions that Congress will have to address as it considers how the use of data will be regulated in the United States.



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