Govt unveils spyware bill as it launches communications fightback

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Institutions, Legislation, New Democracy, Parliament, PASOK-KINAL, SYRIZA

Hoping to swat away some of the criticism that has been aimed in its direction regarding the surveillance scandal, the government unveiled on Tuesday a draft law aimed at protecting privacy, which would also outlaw the sale and possession of spyware.

Opposition parties have dismissed New Democracy’s move as a last-minute attempt to deflect attention away from the government’s alleged role in the illegal monitoring operation. Journalists have also cast doubt on whether the bill stands up to scrutiny ...

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