Hacking marks Poland’s crisis of democracy


Donald Tusk, the leader of Poland’s main opposition party, called Tuesday for the creation of a parliamentary commission to investigate surveillance after reports that powerful spyware was used against three people associated with the political opposition, AP reports.

“This is an unprecedented thing in our history. This is the biggest and deepest crisis of democracy after 1989,” said Tusk, who served as Poland’s prime minister from 2007-2014 and president of the European Council from 2014-2019.

The hacking was revealed after a joint investigation by AP and Citizen Lab, whose  director Ron Deibert delivered this year’s Lipset Lecture for the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). 

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