Swiss referendum approves intrusive surveillance

Swiss referendum approves intrusive surveillance


The Swiss secret services have an unprecedented mandate to eavesdrop on private phones and hack into personal data to prevent terrorism.

A referendum on Sunday approved with 66.5% a motion to boost surveillance powers for the Swiss secret services.

The law will allow surveillance of any suspect provided the secrete services have been authorized by a court, the defense ministry, and the entire seven-member cabinet.

In these cases only, surveillance powers will extend to tapping phones, s...


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