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Sweden seeks telecoms monitoring RRS feed

  • Question

  • Sweden's government has presented a bill to give its defence intelligence agency powers to monitor any e-mail or phone call into or out of the country.
    Conversations within Sweden would remain untouched

    The National Defence Radio Establishment currently listens in on military communications and needs a court order for any other surveillance.

    The government says conversations within Sweden would remain untouched.

    But critics say the proposals put before parliament would be among the most intrusive in the world.

    The civil liberties group The New Welfare Foundation said the changes sought by the government were too far-reaching.

    "They're going from fishing with a hook to fishing with a net," said foundation spokesman Par Strom.

    "We are crossing a very fundamental border."

    The National Defence Radio Establishment cracked Nazi codes during World War II and monitored Soviet transmissions during the Cold War.

    Saturday, March 10, 2007 6:50 AM

Answers

  • It is true that information moving in and out of a nation to other nations may lead to leakage of some confidential information as well, if not handled by authentic users.
    Saturday, March 10, 2007 9:23 AM
  • It is difficult to take such decisions because a lot of information needs to be sent across the globe so that the whole world can benefit from it.
    Saturday, March 10, 2007 9:25 AM
  • Checking the contents of information being sent on the net is just not justifiable. It may be the armed forces or intelligence agencies. Privacy of every individual should be protected.
    Saturday, March 10, 2007 9:27 AM

All replies

  • so doesn't it mean that they r hacking the normal persons conversations...then  wat abt privacy...
    Saturday, March 10, 2007 8:05 AM
  • it is important for national security
    Saturday, March 10, 2007 8:22 AM
  • It is true that information moving in and out of a nation to other nations may lead to leakage of some confidential information as well, if not handled by authentic users.
    Saturday, March 10, 2007 9:23 AM
  • It is difficult to take such decisions because a lot of information needs to be sent across the globe so that the whole world can benefit from it.
    Saturday, March 10, 2007 9:25 AM
  • Checking the contents of information being sent on the net is just not justifiable. It may be the armed forces or intelligence agencies. Privacy of every individual should be protected.
    Saturday, March 10, 2007 9:27 AM