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How will Prism wire-tapping affect Swedes?

Published måndag 10 juni 2013 kl 15.57
"Every country is doing some kind of signal intelligence"
(4:39 min)
The National Security Agency's data centre in Utah. Photo: Rick Bowmer/Scanpix

Revelations that US agencies have gathered millions of phone records and monitored internet data as part of a secret programme called Prism have featured heavily in Swedish news reports over the weekend, as they have in much of the rest of the world. But how surprised should we really be? And how does the American legislation differ from surveillance laws carried out on this side of the Atlantic?

Radio Sweden spoke to Anders Nilsson who is an IT security expert working for the Eurosecure company.

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