Political Economy



Sweden designed its own internet snooping low in order to cooperate with the U.S.A’s spying rules

Sunday, 13 October 2013
Sweden and the United States coordinated in the legalization of signal intelligence gathering on the internet, more information from the US fugitive “whistle blower” Edward Snowden had said.
Edward Snowden
Sweden, the U.S. and Britain had a strategically coordinated plan to make their countries' surveillance of the internet legally, which in Sweden it resulted in the much-criticized FRA Act of 2008. This comes from a British journalist Duncan Campbell, who already held that Swedish played a significant role as an international participant in the intelligence, writes Swedish daily, Dagens Nyheter.
Campbell claim that his acclaim comes from information he has read from documents he got from the whistle-blower, Edward Snowden.

“Sweden's new laws in 2008 coincides with the so-called FISA Amendment Act in the U.S. which we now know was used to open the entire U.S. portion of the Internet for monitoring. In Britain similar laws was proposed, but they were stopped,” said Campbell to Dagens Nyheter.

Dennis Töllborg, Professor of judicial Prudence told Swedish television that he is not surprised by the revelations.

There is an obvious logic that international cooperation has influenced the emergence of the Swedish FRA law, according to Töllborg. The internet came along and changed the terms of any intelligence and as Sweden sought an effective security, it is almost self-evident that they coordinated their legislation with other countries.
By Scancomark.com Team

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