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.