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Amendment to the Act (2020:62) on Covert Data Surveillance


In response to the recently ammended Covert Data Surveillance Act (2020:62) we can say that:

The “New wiretapping law passed in Sweden” , which came into effect on October 1, 2023, does not affect Mullvad and our services any differently than the previously existing laws in the field. The amendment, among other provisions, grants the police and prosecutors the authority to conduct covert surveillance of data in cases where it was not possible before (for example, to investigate which person can reasonably be suspected of a specific crime).

Police and prosecutors will still be required to adhere to the rules that have been in place previously for the use of this type of coercive measure.