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Slovak opposition will bring wiretapping law to Constitutional Court

Thirty opposition MPs will file a complaint with the Slovak Constitutional Court over the law on electronic communications. In line with this piece of legislation, operators have to store data on communication for several months, the Sme daily wrote in its Wednesday, October 10, issue.

Thirty opposition MPs will file a complaint with the Slovak Constitutional Court over the law on electronic communications. In line with this piece of legislation, operators have to store data on communication for several months, the Sme daily wrote in its Wednesday, October 10, issue.

Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) MP Martin Poliačik argues, as quoted by the daily, that the police abuse the law and the number of requests is growing. At stake are not only wiretappings but also information on who communicated with whom and when. Since 2008, when the number of approved requests was 319 and 65 were refused, in 2010 there were 7,417 applications approved and 7,126 refused. Poliačik claims that police also request the data when mere transgressions are concerned. He adds, according to Sme, that the European Court of Justice will deal with the directive that allows this. The complaint was signed by all SaS MPs, but also by Radoslav Procházka of Christian-Democratic Movement, independent MP Jana Žitňanská and Slovak Democratic and Christian Union MP Lucia Žitňanská

(Source: Sme)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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