Frederick Fedeley, Critic of the FRA law

Centre Party Puts Forward FRA Proposal

Sweden’s Centre Party, a member of the country’s coalition government, has issued a new proposal aimed at watering down the highly criticised bugging law.

The party has put forward a proposal that the FRA, the agency responsible under the law for monitoring all telephone or e-mail traffic passing through Sweden for security reasons, should be stopped from screening Swedish citizens until the legal implications of the law are fully examined.

It suggests instead that the FRA monitor traffic that is sent and received by people living outside of Sweden.

Only last week, Sweden’s Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt defended the bugging law by referring to the war-like situation in Georgia. He said that Sweden’s intelligence agencies needed to keep an eye on what Russia does for the sake of Swedish national security.

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