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How the Mexican government puts citizens under systematic surveillance

Mexico's legal framework authorises interception of private communications for investigating crimes

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Mexican President Enrique Pena. Photo: Reuters

Jacobo Najera and Giovanna Salazar | Global Voices
Mexico has become a prime destination for the surveillance technology industry in the Americas. Trade fairs are held annually and relationships between manufacturers, distributors and the Mexican government has intensified rapidly throughout the administration of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. We are now beginning to see the causes and effects of these espionage practices.
Journalistic and independent investigations carried out by civil society organisations as well as various leaks have brought this relationship to light since 2013.
Purchases of surveillance equipment
In 2013, University of Toronto's Citizen Lab reported that spyware company Gamma Group

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First Published: Jun 23 2017 | 9:40 AM IST

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