Opposition renews demand for abolishment of bugging law

Two of the three opposition parties, the Social Democrats and the Green Environment Party, have demanded abolishment of the bugging law that was passes by parliament in June. In a joint motion both parties renewed their demand for investigating the conformity of the law with Sweden’s constitution. The third opposition party, the Leftists, did not participate in the motion. Instead, the party introduced a motion of its own with identical demands.

The bugging law authorizes the country’s military intelligence service to monitor private citizens’ e-mail and sms traffic even when there are no grounds for suspecting criminal or terrorist activities.

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