Austria to allow monitoring of suspects’ computers

[AFP] The Austrian government agreed in principle Wednesday to a proposal to allow police to infiltrate the computer hard-disks of criminals and terror suspects, the first European country to do so.”This is a heartening situation for the authorities,” Interior Minister Guenther Platter said, following a cabinet meeting where ministers agreed to the online-tracking proposal.
http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2007/10/18/1192300875531.html
http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2007/10/18/1192300875531.htmlAlso see:Austria plans to start conducting secret online searches in 2008
It is planned that the police will use online searches in Austria from autumn 2008 onwards. According to a report of the radio station Ö1, the Minister of Justice, Maria Berger (SPÖ) [Social Democratic Party of Austria] and her colleague, the Minister for Internal Affairs, Günther Platter (ÖVP) [Austrian People’s Party] have agreed to this.
http://www.heise.de/english/newsticker/news/97595

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