Mar 152016
 March 15, 2016  Laws, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Beata Stur reports:

A new law in Poland that gives the police greater access to tap telephones and internet use of criminal suspects will be reviewed by the Venice Commission, a pan-European rights body of the Council of Europe.

As reported by Radio Poland, opponents argue the new law encroaches on citizen’s privacy. Human rights group Amnesty International has described the law as “a major blow to human rights”.

The news comes hot on the heels of a report by Venice Commission last week which criticised Poland and warned that the rule of law, democracy and human rights were in danger as long as the country was embroiled in a constitutional crisis.

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