2006-06-19

Quick march against democracy?

Regard these news stories, from various Swedish newssources.
April 4, 1998: Bugging proposed as new work method for police.
April 6, 2000: Justice minister wants to give police right to bug.
April 23, 2002: Surveillance cameras prevents crime in schools.
December 17, 2002: Secret registration of more than 100,000 Swedes by Secret Police.
December 19, 2002: Plans of mass arrests and lists of homosexuals in the Secret Police files.
December 20, 2002: Green Youth demands apology from Secret Police.
January 29, 2003: Bodström does not want to open the Secret Police files.
January 29, 2003: Secret Police registered people's opinions untill 1998.
January 30, 2003: Courts approved of 99 per cent of all requests for phone tapping.
August 30, 2003: Secret phone tapping has raised 34% in one year.
January 9, 2004: 230 unauthorised police officers have checked out the investigation about the murder of foreign minister Anna Lindh.
April 23, 2004: The government wants to store data on phone calls.
May 11, 2004: Bodström proposes possibilities to bug before a crime has been committed.
November 27, 2004: Sweden is behind a proposal in the EU to force member states to store phone trafic.
December 14, 2004: EU law is prepared to force tele operators to store data about cell phone calls, sms:s and e-mail for one year.
January 27, 2005: Government investigator proposes law that gives police rights to install spyware on suspects' computers.
March 31, 2005: Secret Police wants access to databases of social authorities.
May 24, 2005: Government wants to give police access to cell phone tracing.
June 2, 2005: Bodström wants storage of phone call times, SMSs, e-mails, MMSs.
September 8, 2005: British minister of the interior wants UN conventions redefined to meet terror threats.
September 9, 2005: Bodström gets outvoted on storing teletrafic data for three years.
October 12, 2005: If the EU parliament votes against storage laws, Bodström is ready to run the question around the EU system.
October 18, 2005: Bodström to propose a law giving house "preventive" house search warrants without suspicion of crimes.
October 19, 2005: Secret Police given right to break health-care secrecy.
November 8, 2005: Ministers look over possibilities to have more people use paycards.
November 11, 2005: Government proposes to let the Swedish Defense Forces Radio Fascilities tap phone calls and internet trafic.
November 23, 2005: Police officer charged with selling confidential data.
November 25, 2005: Entertainment industry wants to use anti-terrorist law to find file sharers.
November 29, 2005: Bodström wants to change the penal scale to achieve longer sentences.
December 13, 2005: 12 000 surveillance cameras in use in Stockholm.
December 19, 2005: Bodström wants to make it possible to take photos during trials.
December 19, 2005: Priests, journalists and lawyers worried about getting tapped during prison visits.
December 21, 2005: Police wants to forbid anonymous cellphone cash cards.
January 3, 2006: New law multiplies DNA tests tenfold.
January 5, 2006: Newly proposed law gives military more possibilities to give out telecommunication data to other countries.
January 5, 2006: Swedish Defense Forces Radio Fascilities wants to sell data to other countries.
January 13, 2006: Every other employer monitor the employee's surfing.
January 14, 2006: Swedish Defense Forces Radio Fascilities is expected to get rights to tap phone calls to and from abroad.
January 19, 2006: The government proposes to have military help police fight terror.
January 24, 2006: Chief of Secret Police wants Secret Police to work with informers among high school students to find potential terrorists.
January 30, 2006: Investigation proposes making it easier to obtain tele trafic data, even in lesser crimes.
February 2, 2006: Swedish television reports that justice minister Bodström has proposed at least 30 law proposals that might threaten personal integrity.
February 7, 2006: According to the Swedish Authority on Mail and Tele, a large part of Swedish tele operators break confidentiality laws.
February 7, 2006: New law to allow phone tapping, also on physicians' offices and news paper offices.
February 18, 2006: Law investigating board in parliament claims the government proposes so many new laws that they can not keep up, and that this is a threat to juridical security.
March 22, 2006: British Police officer sold nude photos from survelliance camera.
May 12, 2006: FBI to get access to Swedish computer trafic.

2 comments:

kdsde said...

sorry "Thaumiel" it's me again, kdsde ;)

your recent article here: http://torrentfreak.com/what-is-this-bodstrom-society-thing-anyway/ has drawn a short span of attention back to this article.
To much text to read the timetable concentrated now so no proofreading by someone that only speak english in very tiny words :P, just saw the inconsistence in the third last line.
i guess the 2004 entry surrounded by 2006 is a glitch?

"nichts für ungut trotzdem und nochmal Glückwunsch zu deiner Beförderung zum Torrentfreak Artikelschreiber"

Thaumiel said...

You know I have no complaints about your additions. :)