European Data Protection Digest

Security Services Wants Access to Service Providers’ Systems

INFORMATION ACCESS—SWEDEN

November 21, 2013

Service providers in Sweden are speaking out against a plan that would automate access to their systems by Swedish Security Service, reports PCWorld. According to Security Service, the plan would decrease the risk of error and allow for better oversight, preventing misuse; however, providers are concerned that the automation would also make it difficult for them to protect customers’ privacy. “We have a role to play when it comes to crime prevention, and we are willing to accept that. But we don’t think that a completely automated process is appropriate. Our primary task is to protect the privacy of our customers, and we feel we can’t do that with an automated process,” said a TeliaSonera representative.
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