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 March 23, 2017  Posted by  Laws, Non-U.S., Surveillance

OC Media reports:

Georgia’s parliament overrode President Giorgi Margvelashvili’s veto of a controversial surveillance bill on 22 March. The bill has faced criticism for not making core changes to the previous surveillance legislation, which gives state security agencies easy access to citizens’ personal information.

Margvelashvili vetoed the new surveillance bill on 20 March, following its adoption by parliament on 1 March. The president added his remarks to the bill before sending it back to parliament. According to the Georgia’s Public Broadcaster, parliament’s Legal Issues Committee said that now was not the time for ‘practicing experiments in security’, and overrode the veto by 83 votes to 20.

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