Signal Surveillance under Dicussion by Reinfeldt
The Swedish Police Security Service (Säpo) may be allowed to run its own signal surveillance. Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt does not exclude that possibility, which at the moment is under study.
Reinfeldt told Swedish Radio News that the intelligence gleaned from surveillance is essential to several Swedish authorities and that the lack of it may have consequences for the Swedish public.
The Police Security Service has recently expressed concern that the new law on signal surveillance (FRA) will mean that they might miss vital intelligence essential to national security.
Reinfeldt says that this argument was lost in the debate regarding the new law. He stresses that there are threats to public safety and that many public agencies need intelligence in order to protect the Swedish people and democracy.