News Local Cyprus' law on phone tapping officially comes into force

Cyprus’ law on phone tapping officially comes into force

Cyprus’ law on phone tapping has come into force following the appointment of a three-member committee which will be submitting the requests for lifting of the confidentiality of telecommunications data, Phileleftheros reported on Friday.

The request will be subject to the approval of the attorney-general, while a court order will be issued after the court is satisfied that the conditions are met.

In addition, only authorised members of the police or the intelligence service and for a limited amount of time will be able to carry out the surveillance.

The names of the Committee members were kept a secret, but insiders told Phileleftheros that the three appointees were the President of the Republic’s choice.

The new law was published last week in the Republic’s gazette.

 

Read more:

https://in-cyprus.com/amendments-to-fledgling-phone-tapping-bill-cause-problems-says-minister/

Top Stories

Ireland will be eurozone’s biggest loser from a no-deal Brexit

Irish central bank Governor Gabriel Makhlouf warned that Ireland will be the eurozone's biggest loser from a no-deal Brexit, which could cause an economic...

Germany: Turkey should stop illegal activities against Cyprus and Greece

If Turkey wishes to have a new customs union with the EU it should cease illegal activities against Cyprus and Greece, Ulrike Demmer Germany’s...

Turkey extends exploration in disputed Mediterranean waters to Oct. 27

Turkey said late on Wednesday it extended the stay of its Oruc Reis survey vessel and two other ships in a disputed area of...

Latest on the worldwide spread of coronavirus

More than 41.03 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 1,126,935​ have died, according to a Reuters...

Partly cloudy on Thursday, 30 C inland

Partly cloudy on Thursday with isolated local showers early in the afternoon inland and in the mountains. Winds will be light to moderate in the...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...