the Government's proposal to the new law on the e-service is already in rough weather. After that høringsfristen for the bill went out this week, it has come severe criticism from a number of heavy players. Not least from the director of public prosecutions, but also from The EOS-array, the data Inspectorate, bar association, Telenor, Telia, presseorganisasjonene and others. Several raise questions about the law will give the e-service as extensive opportunities for surveillance of Norwegian citizens that it is contrary to the privacy, human rights and rettsstatens principles. Others are concerned about ambiguities in the draft legislation, weak control and sharing of overvåkingsinformasjon with other services. Even the Police security service (PST) has objections to the bill.
The most contested portion of the bill will give the intelligence services a statutory right to have "facilitated the collection" of all cross-border electronic communication. In practice, it also means access to all domestic communications because it passes through servers in other countries. It is this Inspectorate responds: "the Measure means in practice monitoring of all of us. It is a too big interference in the right to privacy and it will move by our democratic foundation".
Particularly important is do so from the riksadvokat Tor-Aksel Busch. The attorney general writes: "For wide-ranging kontrollregimer will sooner or later challenge the general public's confidence in kontrollørene and the system they represent". Although høringsnotatet is extensive provides “vague terminology, ambiguous justifications and the absence of spesialmotiver, a great deal of uncertainty related to who is actually affected, and what kind of information will be obtained”.
According to the director of public prosecutions does not meet the ordinary requirements of clarity and legal certainty.
It is unlikely some coincidence that both secretary of defense Frank Bakke-Jensen (H) and the commander of the e-service, lieutenant general Morten Haga Lunde, has already been in the trenches with a very big argument. E-the boss has stated that there is party in Russia and China and in terrorgruppa IS if the law is not being adopted. Hill-Jensen in the News expressed that the Inspectorate with its responses received can be seen do not respect democracy.
Both minister and the general should add the weapons to the side and instead take the hearing and the public debate seriously. It is in such public processes that laws in a democracy. It is embarrassing that the two central powers lack of understanding and respect for this.the attorney general's harvest turns heads