According to the news in Sputnik; The issue went to parliament after Nikos Androulakis, the leader of the Greek opposition party, the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK), complained that his phone was being tracked with spyware.
Following this complaint by Adroulakis, a closed session was held in the Institutions and Transparency Committee of the Greek parliament last week to discuss the spyware allegations. EYP Chairman Kontoleoni, who attended the session, admitted that they were watching a journalist.
EYP Chairman Kontoleon said they were watching Thanasis Koukakis, a financial journalist working at CNN Greece, according to two lawmakers present at its July 29 session to Reuters. “He agreed to watch it, absolutely,” said one of the lawmakers, who did not want his name to be disclosed because the hearing was confidential.
Kontoleon declined to comment on the matter. Government Spokesperson Yannis İkonomu said that they did not use spyware allegedly used in hacking Koukakis’ phone and that they did not do business with companies that sell this software, and used the following statements: “The government has nothing to hide and we have also called on the justice system to thoroughly investigate cases.” Androulakis’ complaint comes amid growing concerns among European Union (EU) officials about the spyware trade and its use.