By Tim Starks, Aaron Schaffer
28 November 2022
In his letter, Himes also called on the administration to withhold U.S. tax dollars from nations that have used foreign commercial spyware to eavesdrop on U.S. citizens and residents, to publicly detail any instances of spyware being used against U.S. diplomats and to “reach an understanding to ban the use of foreign commercial spyware” at its forthcoming Summit for Democracy.
The administration is working to identify such spying on U.S. diplomats, and the State Department plans to present “Guiding Principles on Government Use of Surveillance Technologies and Subsequent Data Generation, Management, and Use” at the 2023 summit, the response letter states.
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