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Police getting access to e-mail and other data

Swedish Television News reports that the police’s National Intelligence Service will be getting the right to use e-mail, telephone, and other communications intercepts.

Under the controversial FRA law, the National Defence Radio Establishment has been allowed to monitor electronic communications. The law forbid the police from accessing that information, but Swedish Television News says that six of the eight parties in Parliament’s Justice Committee have now agreed to amend the law.

Only the opposition Left and Green parties reportedly opposed the decision.

The issue was brought up again following December’s failed suicide bomb attack in Stockholm.

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