Swedish Internet surveillance law stalled

Tuesday, 20 March 2007, 2:00 AM EST

The Swedish Social Democratic Party said Monday that it will block a bill authorizing extensive surveillance of e-mail and other Internet communications.

Although the announcement was welcomed by privacy advocates, it delays but does not permanently block the bill. The Social Democrats, being a minority in Parliament, can only postpone the vote on the FRA bill for one year. They're supported by the Green Party and the Left Party.

At Computerworld.

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