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FRA and the European Convention on Human Rights: A Paradigm Shift in Swedish Electronic Surveillance Law
Stockholm University, Faculty of Law, Department of Law.
2010 (English)In: Overvåking i en rettstat / [ed] Dag Wiese Schartaum, Bergen: Fagbokforlaget , 2010, 99-134 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Electronic surveillance law is subject to a paradigm shift where traditional principles are reconsidered and the notion of privacy has to be reconstructed. This paradigm shift is the result of four major changes in our society with regard to 1) technology; 2) perceptions of threats, 3) interpretation of human rights and 4) ownership over telecommunications. The above-mentioned changes have created a need to reform both the tools of electronic surveillance and domestic legislation. Surveillance that was previously kept secret is now subject to public debate. The article focuses on systems of “mass surveillance” such as data retention and signal intelligence and whether these are consistent with the European Convention on Human Rights.

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Bergen: Fagbokforlaget , 2010. 99-134 p.
, Nordisk årbok i rettsinformatikk
Keyword [en]
Electronic Surveillance, Privacy, Signal Intelligence
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Law and Society
Research subject
Law and Informatics
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-53261ISBN: 978-82-450-1048-0OAI: diva2:390333
Available from: 2011-01-24 Created: 2011-01-21 Last updated: 2011-01-25Bibliographically approved

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