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Swiss voters approve new surveillance law

Discussion in 'Help Net Security' started by RSS, Sep 26, 2016.

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    On Sunday, the Swiss populace voted in support for a new surveillance law that will give the Federal Intelligence Service (FIS) wider electronic surveillance powers to prevent terrorist attacks. The law was approved by the Swiss parliament in 2015, despite the opposition of the Socialist and Green parties. But, due to Switzerland’s unique system of direct democracy, any law can be challenged within three months of its passing by collecting 50,000 signatures to force a … More →

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