Aug 062009
 August 6, 2009  Posted by  Laws, Non-U.S., Surveillance

A bill that will enable increased phone snooping has been presented to the National Assembly. The State Security Secretary, Jose Abel Almengor said that the bill will regulate an article in the Constitution that outlines the parameters of telephone tapping, and will include land line and cellular phones.

Almengor said that the telephone tapping will only be used in criminal cases, where the Penal Tribunal of the Supreme Court would have to authorize those interventions.

The new legislation will also compel all the telephone companies to maintain a register of all the apparatus and chips, so that information could be used in the future in criminal investigations.

Read more in La Estrella.

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