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Google Criticises Swedish Wiretap Plan

The Internet search engine Google has attacked Sweden’s plans to allow police greater wiretapping powers, as being contrary to Western democracy.

Google spokesman Peter Fleischer says he has warned the government that the introduction of the controversial legislation could lead to the company ruling out investing in Sweden.

While telephone taps have long-been permitted in Sweden, under the new plans police in Sweden will be able to place bugging devices in the homes of suspects, and monitor their email with the approval of a court.

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May 31, 2007 - Posted by | bugging devices, eavesdrop, English, phone tap, privacy, spy, surveillance, tap, wiretap

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