House plenum approves phone surveillance bill

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House plenum approves phone surveillance bill
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The House plenum on Friday passed into law the bill on phone tapping which paves the way for authorities to conduct phone surveillance of serious crime suspects.

The bill, which has been under discussion for years, was passed with some amendments and by a majority vote – 27 in favour, 3 against and 19 abstentions.

A yes vote was given by MPs of ruling Disy, centre Diko, the Citizens Alliance and Solidarity Movement. Opposition Akel and Edek parties are against the new law.

Allowing the authorities to carry out phone surveillance had been a long-standing...


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House plenum approves phone surveillance bill


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