Sunday, September 25, 2016

Swiss endorse new surveillance powers

Swiss voters have shown strong support for a law that would allow for increased surveillance among its civilians in the wake of rising global tensions. This policy strays away from Switzerland's generally neutral stance on domestic as well as foreign security. As much as 65% of citizens gave approval to the legislation that would allow for Swiss government security agencies to put hostile suspects under electronic surveillance with the approval of courts and the swiss defense cabinet. The Swiss government was caught just years ago spying on thousands of its citizens and received a generally negative response from its people. This new bill is a clear sign that people in Europe are becoming uneasy in even the more peaceful parts of the continent. The law is said by officials to only target the most high risk targets.

-Tanner James

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