[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[FYI] Japan's Police Gain Right to Tap Phone, E-Mail



http://www.thestandard.com/article/display/0,1151,17697,00.html

------------------------------ CUT ------------------------------

August 15, 2000, 9:42 AM PDT

Japan's Police Gain Right to Tap Phone, E-Mail

The law requests that a representative from the telecom company or
ISP monitor the surveillance.

By Martyn Williams

TOKYO  Japan's police have gained the right to eavesdrop on
telephone calls and fax messages and access e-mail accounts in the
course of their investigations into serious crimes. These are defined
by the law as crimes involving illegal drugs, weapons, organized
group illegal entry into Japan and organized murders.

[...]

------------------------------ CUT ------------------------------