Question Glättli (14.5427): Cooperation with providers of hardware and software for surveillance. Ensuring the limited functional scope of state Trojans.
On August 26, 2014, the “Tages-Anzeiger” portrayed a Bernese company (“Your friend and hacker”). This company became known thanks to publications from Wikileaks because it supplied surveillance equipment to dictatorships. The federal government is also said to be an important customer.
- What services did or does the federal government purchase from this company?
- Does their dual role pose a conflict for the federal government?
- How will the federal government ensure in the future that Trojans (e‑bugs) only have the permitted capabilities?