Dokumentär från 2008. Sprickor, upprörda sammanträden och signalspaning stod i fokus när alliansregeringen
tvingades hantera sin svåraste fråga någonsin. Inför riksdagens öppnande berättas bakgrunden till frågan som
höll på att knäcka regeringen.
Reportrar: Filip Struwe och Mikael Pettersson.
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The FRA law (FRA-lagen in Swedish) is the common name for legislation with the stated purpose of fighting terrorism
in Sweden, including a new law put forward by the government as well as several modifications to existing laws,
formally called proposition 2006/07:63 – En anpassad försvarsunderrättelseverksamhet (proposition 2006/07:63 – An
intelligence agency accommodation).
The law, taking effect in 2009, gives the Swedish National Defence Radio Establishment (FRA, Swedish Försvarets radioanstalt)
the right to intercept all internet exchange points that exchange traffic that crosses Swedish borders, though
experts argue that it is impossible to differentiate between international traffic, and traffic between Swedes.
Many international phone calls and e-mails pass through Sweden although neither having Sweden as their origin or
These phone calls and e-mails are also considered fair game and may be monitored.
The law was passed by the Swedish parliament on June 18, 2008, by a vote of 143 to 138, with one delegate abstaining
and 67 delegates not present.
The law has been criticized as violating some of the most fundamental principles of democracy, e.g. that a person is
innocent until proven otherwise, but also Article 12 in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 8 of the
European Convention on Human Rights.