Mar 052012
 
 March 5, 2012  Non-U.S., Online, Surveillance

A controversial snooping law, which gives certain organisations the right to bypass internet privacy laws could be repealed, according to the Housing and Communications Ministry.

The legislation, also dubbed “Lex Nokia” because of newspaper allegations that leading mobile phone manufacturer Nokia was a sponsor of the bill, allows organisations such as businesses, universities, public officials, libraries and even housing cooperatives the right to determine the identities of online users in certain conditions.

At the time that the legislation was being prepared, the major corporate concern was the ability to intercept cases where company secrets were transmitted via email.

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