Finland parliament weakens constitutional privacy right to pass security law

Finland’s parliament voted on Wednesday to add new exceptions to a clause in the constitution that guarantees the right to privacy, to enable swift approval of an intelligence bill aimed at combating terrorism and spying by foreign governments. The new language would create another exception to give the police and security forces the authority to snoop on emails and other messages to gather information about “military or other activity that threatens national security”.

Source: Finland parliament weakens constitutional privacy right to pass security law | Reuters

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