Mar 182010
 
 March 18, 2010  Non-U.S., Surveillance

Tom Clifford reports:

Police have defended intercepting or retrieving information from more than 140,000 calls and text messages last year and targeted critical politicians who have demanded the police stop for acting on “erroneous information,” but a lawyer has described the police action as “excessive state interference in the privacy of citizens” and a danger to human rights.

A group of politicians and a privacy watchdog have asked the Constitutional Court to deny the police access to phone data for up to six months and “to follow the German model,” which barred police in Germany from such access.

Read more in The Prague Post.

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