The debate over its recently approved snooping law continues to rage unabated in Sweden. Centrum f
The Swedish parliament voted on June 18 to approve a law that will make it possible for the FRA (Swedish Defense Radio Establishment), a civilian organization that falls under the Ministry of Defense, to listen in on all wired traffic that crosses Swedish borders to protect against what has been dubbed "external threats."
The law has several shortcomings, which the ECHR needs to take a look at, according to Centrum f
The group also says that the FRA Act is too vague. Reasons for monitoring communications range broadly and include preventing crimes as varied as international terrorism and interest speculation. It is also not specific about how the information gathered is monitored, used, shared and stored, or how the information should be erased.
Last but not least, individuals who suspect they have been the subject to surveillance have no way to confirm it, and therefore lack an effective remedy, according to Centrum f