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 May 23, 2010  Posted by  Laws, Non-U.S., Surveillance

The Italian government has drawn opposition fire for a controversial draft law on wiretapping rules, which will restrict the courts’ use of wiretapping. The bill, due for presentation before the Senate next week, will undermine anti-mafia efforts in the country, the opposition to the ruling right-wingers say.


If adopted, the new bill will allow judges to order wiretaps only if they come across serious evidence on a crime. Critics say the government has customized the bill to stop embarrassing transcripts from appearing in the papers.

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