Switzerland’s SECO files criminal complaint against Crypto AG

The Swiss Attorney General has received a criminal complaint from the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) against Crypto AG, a cryptography firm owned by the CIA and Germany’s intelligence service (BND) until 2018. Crypto is alleged to have exported cryptography devices manipulated to include US and German spyware to more than 100 countries over a number of decades. The …


About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC is a senior barrister (Queen’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. The legal directories say she is the...

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