Swiss Expands Surveillance Powers on Data


First it was your bank account, now it’s your data.

In the wake of the 2014 Snowden revelations about mass surveillance programs, startups with concerns about overreaching government requests for user data settled on Switzerland as a base for their business, drawn to its perceived favorable privacy laws.

They may need to look elsewhere.

Sunday, Swiss citizens approved granting the government the power to lawfully hack into computers, install malware, tap communications (i.e. phone, and internet) and to install hidden cameras in private locations in order to gather data. Said ‘hacking’ to be done in the name of National Security and to be exercised with restraint.

Fore more read TechCrunch article: Swiss public back law expanding surveillance powers