The European Commission yesterday acknowledged in a public document that it possesses no evidence to support the notion that software from Russia-based Kaspersky Lab software is malicious. The admission comes about 10 months after the European Parliament passed a resolution calling for the European Union to ban dangerous software, naming Kaspersky products as specific example.
The statement came in the form of an official response to questions previously submitted by right-wing Belgian politician and European Parliament member Gerolf Annemans, who asked the Commission if it had any reasons to justify the labeling of Kaspersky products as malicious.
"The Commission is not in possession of any evidence regarding potential issues related to the use of Kaspersky Lab products," replied Bulgarian politician and European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel, on behalf of the EU.
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