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07 October 2021

Bindmans continue to investigate potential Pegasus malware claims

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The Pegasus Project investigation has appeared once again in the news this week, following the judgments of the High Court in the Princess Haya case and the discovery of Cherie Blair’s connection with NSO Group – the firm behind the Pegasus spyware. 

NSO states that the spyware is only provided to governments and intelligence services to use when tackling terrorism or other serious crime, however, there is evidence that it has been misused to target a number of individuals.  

As highlighted by The Times, we are currently instructed by a group of nine claimants to investigate potential claims into the alleged misuse of NSO Group’s Pegasus malware. The potential claims follow on from an investigation into a leaked batch of 50,000 telephone numbers carried out by Amnesty International’s Security Lab, and a collaboration of journalists across ten countries, all coordinated by Forbidden Stories. The group included The Guardian in the United Kingdom, amongst others. 

The claimants are represented by Tamsin Allen, Monika Sobiecki and Tayab Ali of Bindmans LLP, together with Richard Hermer QC, Ben Silverstone and Darryl Hutcheon of Matrix Chambers who are instructed as Counsel.

To find out more about the case or to support the claimants to this challenge, visit the CrowdJustice fund here.

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