by Mike Masnick
Thu, Jun 19th 2008 1:25am
Recently, we had mentioned a bill under consideration in Sweden that would open up all forms of communication to government monitoring, and Slashdot passes on the news that the bill has been narrowly approved. Apparently a few "safeguards" were added, though those were not detailed in the article. There's still plenty of controversy about this, but it seems like yet another law put in place by those who do not understand the law of unintended consequences. This law will be abused -- and the privacy of many people will be at risk. As for those who are actually planning terrorist attacks or whatever, they'll quickly migrate to more secure forms of communication (if they hadn't already).
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