Referendum against LRens/NDG

The Swiss Parliament has recently passed a new law regarding the “information services”, meaning the espionage and counter-espionage services. This new law significantly extends the powers of those services and also enables them to carry out mass surveillance in certain situations.

A broad coalition, including actors on the left and on the right of the political spectrum, has been formed to collect signatures to force a referendum on this law. ISOC-CH is opposed to mass surveillance, so we have joined the coalition in question. You will find below the signature forms for the referendum.

In a nutshell, the arguments against the new law include the following:
* It allows disproportionate and unnecessary invasions of privacy.
* It institutes a mass surveillance regime.
* It allows measures that are dangerous and can be counter-productive, such as installation of Trojans developed outside of Switzerland.
* It is not needed: existing criminal laws and the existing powers of the cantonal police forces are sufficient to attain the stated goals of the law: combating terrorism, organized crime, and protecting the security of Switzerland and its citizens.

Further details can be found at:
https://www.lrens.ch/
https://www.nachrichtendienstgesetz.ch/
http://etat-fouineur.ch/lrens/
http://schnueffelstaat.ch/ndg/
https://www.partipirate.ch/2015/09/24/non-a-la-lrens-mobilisons-nous-pour-le-referendum/

http://www.bluewin.ch/fr/infos/suisse/2015/9/28/referendum-lance-par-une–alliance-contre-l-etat-f.html
The text of the law itself is at:
https://www.admin.ch/opc/fr/federal-gazette/2015/6597.pdf

 

Signature forms for the referendum:

isoc_LRens-3

isoc_LRens-10

isoc_NDG-3

isoc_NDG-10

October 15th, 2015 by | Posted in News |

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