The aim of the amendments was to prevent Western technology companies from selling to governments that are known to be abusing human rights. However, some technology companies have expressed concern that the scope of controls may be too broad, limiting the ability of security researchers to identify and correct security vulnerabilities. Google and Facebook have criticized the agreement for the restrictions they will set for activities such as penetration testing, information exchange on threats and bounty programs.   They argue that the restrictions will weaken the security of participating nations and will do little to contain the threats of non-participating nations.  On 31 May, the head of the secretariat, Ambassador Philip Griffiths, presented at the OSCE Security Cooperation Forum (FSC) in Vienna, where he focused on the VA`s updated checklists. In November 1993, negotiations between the 17 MEMBER states of COCOM on the structure and objectives of the organization that will succeed COCOM began. Its members agreed to continue implementing restrictions on technology transfer until an agreement is reached on its successor organization. A consensus was reached on 9 December 1995 on the new organization known as the Wassenaar Agreement on the Control of Exports of Conventional Weapons and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies. ballistic or cruise missiles, which are capable of providing a warhead or weapon of destruction at a range of at least 25 km, and specially designed or modified means for the launch of these missiles or missiles, unless they fall under Category I to VI. This category: the Assembly reaffirmed its openness to the accession of all states that meet the agreed criteria and proposed in 2011 an additional technical briefing on recent changes to the VA checklists for a number of non-participating states.
The Assembly approved a significant number of checklist changes, including some in technically complex and difficult areas, such as low and infrared light sensors. Particular attention has been paid to objects of interest to terrorists, such as explosion devices and special equipment for the disposal of improvised explosive devices and equipment that may protect civilian aircraft from MANPADS attacks. In response to persistent international concerns about the acquisition of MANPADS by unauthorized users, Parliament adopted amendments to the export control elements of MANPADS 2003 to ensure more effective implementation.