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Submission + - US Government Faces Lawsuit Over Surveillance Exports ( 1

judgecorp writes: "The UK government has been threatened with legal action, over its failure to block exports of espionage technology to oppressive regimes. British firms have sold covert surveillance equipment to the former Egyptian regime, as well as to Iran and Syria in recent months, and pressure group Privacy International has sent a letter asking for a change of policy and an update of export restrictions — backed by a threat that it will take the government to court if there is no response."
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US Government Faces Lawsuit Over Surveillance Exports

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