Government proposal

Foreign intelligence services could gain direct access to personal data held by FRA

2:34 min
  • Foreign intelligence and security services could soon have direct access to personal data held by the National Radio Defence Establishment (FRA) if there is a threat to the activities of the Armed Forces or a risk of terrorist attacks or IT attacks, according to a new proposal from the government.
  • In addition, the FRA will be allowed to conduct signal reconnaissance, even if it does not directly concern Sweden and Swedish interests, news agency TT reports.
  • Professor of international law, Mark Klamberg, tells Swedish Radio: "In some cases it could be justified, but in others we could end up in a situation where we tap other countries' governments or elected officials, when we have no interest in it, and that could hurt our relations with that country if it gets revealed".