A fully automated system where the Swedish Intelligence Service, the police and other law enforcement authorities, can on their own, go in and collect traffic data from companies storing surf , email and call data will soon be a reality in Sweden.
Säpo is currently negotiating with companies and operators, but did not tell Swedish Radio News how far the talks had progressed.
"It's a question I cannot go into , it's a matter of negotiation between us and the operators. Which operators we are connected to, we will never answer," said Kurt Alavaara, criminal commissioner at Säpo.
Säpo wants the operators to introduce a so-called standardized interface to provide general information .
It is optional for operators to introduce the system and no operator in Sweden has so far implemented it.
Kurt Alavaara at Säpo said that, as before , it requires a decision from the court or authority before investigators can enter and retrieve information.
"And it is always suspected crime . It is not so that we can enter freely and question the system," he said to news agency TT.