The District Prosecutor's Office in the central Polish town of Ostrów Wielkopolski has launched an investigation into the alleged phone hacking of a senior opposition figure.
Poland's Supreme Audit Office (NIK) has found that the Central Anti-Corruption Bureau's (CBA) operations were illegally financed, NIK head told a parliamentary body probing a spyware case.
An expert from the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab, which researches digital surveillance, has said there is evidence that a Polish opposition senator was "under extensive monitoring."
If concerns over the alleged use of the ultra-invasive spyware system Pegasus by Polish government agencies are confirmed, they should be clarified in an open manner, President Andrzej Duda has said.
A group of members of the European Parliament will come to Poland to investigate alleged surveillance against people linked with the country's opposition.
The head of the Senate, Poland’s upper house of parliament, has asked the interior minister to explain the circumstances that led to the phone of a senator’s wife being hacked so it could send bomb threats.
Several senators have submitted to the upper house a motion to appoint a special committee to investigate the alleged use of Israeli spyware Pegasus for surveillance of opposition figures in Poland.
Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of Law and Justice, the dominant party in the governing coalition, has confirmed that Poland possesses Israeli-made Pegasus spyware but has dismissed accusations that it was used against opposition figures as "complete nonsense."
The Polish justice minister has dismissed allegations that Israeli-made Pegasus spyware was used to hack the phones of opposition figures, calling them a “storm in a tea cup.”
Poland's special services are always legally warranted to conduct their operations, which are also overseen by the general prosecutor and courts, a government official said on Friday referring to allegations that mobile phone spyware was being used against government opponents.