Nov 022010
 November 2, 2010  Posted by  Laws, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Steve Scherer reports:

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said he’d push ahead with a law that limits police wiretapping during criminal investigations, setting up a clash with a group of lawmakers that left his party in July.

The extent of wiretapping in Italy is “uncivilized,” Berlusconi said in a speech to motorcycle makers near Milan.

Gianfranco Fini, the leader of a splinter group that left Berlusconi’s People of Liberty party three months ago, opposes the measure and has enough votes to sink the government. Fini said in August that the rule of law should come before individual privacy, and parliament suspended voting on the bill.


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