Gov’t denies involvement, cooperation with any spying program

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AMMAN — The government has denied any involvement or cooperation with any spying program that violates the privacy protected by the Constitution, according to Hala News. اضافة اعلان

This comes in response to a question posed by MP Adnan Mashouqa regarding the hacking of a human rights activist's phone.

ProtectionsThe government emphasized that phone calls and private communications are considered confidential matters under the Telecommunications Law, and their sanctity cannot be violated.

The Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship also confirmed that these communications fall under the Jordanian Cyberspace Protection System, which is monitored by relevant government agencies in accordance with existing legislation, cybersecurity strategies, policies, and standards.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Justice confirmed that any violation of the sanctity of private life or monitoring of phone communications without a court order constitutes a criminal offense. The ministry added that any attack on rights and freedoms is also a criminal offense, and the legislature criminalizes such attacks.

Not within purviewThe justice ministry also stated that the answer to how one of the Jordanian activists' phones was hacked using the Pegasus program is not within its purview.

The Ministry of the Interior also stated that the issue referred to in the question by Mashouqa is under investigation. But, as of now, no complaints have been filed with the Public Security Directorate or the Cybercrime Crime Unit, it added.

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