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Sonera Shifting Email Services to Avoid Swedish Spy Laws

Sonera is shifting email services from servers located in Sweden for about half a million Finnish customers, the vast majority of them private individuals. It hopes to have the move completed by 8 AM Monday morning.

The move has been prompted by the Swedish government’s proposed law which would allow the National Defence Radio Establishment to intercept all electronic communications passing the national border.

Once services are relocated to Finland, emails between Finnish clients will not cross the border with Sweden and not be subject to possible legal interception by the Swedish military.

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May 18, 2008 - Posted by | eavesdrop, email, English, privacy, security, spy, surveillance, tap, wiretap

1 Comment »

  1. Whilst I understand that Finnish customers, wishing to send domestic emails should not have to put up with a foreign power intercepting their emails, the theory behind legal intercept, appears, in today’s climate of terrorism, to be a valid concept. It seems unlikely that Finland will be far behind in legal intercept. One also has to wonder what will happen if a Federated Europe decides to use legal intercept across the whole of europe?

    Comment by Dominic Strange | September 24, 2008 | Reply


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