The Local reports:
Spain’s Socialist opposition on Saturday accused the government of acting like “Big Brother” after proposing legislation that would give top officials more power to bypass judges and authorize wiretaps or other surveillance.
Spanish law currently allows police to intercept private communications without a judge’s OK only in probes targeting suspected terrorists or organised crime groups.
But the draft bill adopted Friday by cabinet ministers would grant the interior minister and the secretary of state for security the power to authorize surveillance in “emergency cases,” or for a matter of “particular gravity.”
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