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"Union Pressured Over Tele-Snooping Law"

The Confederation of Finnish Industry, EK, pressured the Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff, AKAVA, to give its backing to the so-called Lex Nokia law on tele-snooping, reports the newspaper Helsingin Sanomat.

Image: YLE / Heli Mäkikauppila

The paper also reiterates its claims that mobile phone giant Nokia was actively involved in preparing the proposed legislation.

Both EK and Nokia tried to get the new law enacted in 2006. However, union opposition slowed down progress by over a year. Nokia has denied it was active in drawing up the new legislation.

The controversial bill is aimed at giving companies and organisations more rights to track internal electronic communication. Parliament begins debate on the bill on Tuesday.

Sources: YLE

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