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.
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