Secure Communications

Swiss anti-terror phone tap plan to continue

The Swiss government decided on Wednesday to push ahead with its controversial anti-terrorism plan giving the federal police wider powers that include measures such as phone tapping.

The cabinet believed the terror threat was still real enough to maintain the project despite criticism that it intrudes too much into the private sphere, Justice Minister Christoph Blocher was quoted as saying by Swiss Radio International (SRI).

The Swiss government wants to change the law to allow the Swiss secret services to be able to carry out communications surveillance- correspondence, telephone and email — and observe private areas such as hotel rooms, if necessary by installing bugging devices.

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April 6, 2007 - Posted by | eavesdrop, English, illegal, phone tap, privacy, surveillance, tap, wiretap

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