Bulgarian Parliament Adopts Changes to Electronic Communications Act
The Bulgarian Parliament approved on Thursday at two readings changes to the Electronic Communications Act.
This happened after the Constitutional Court had returned some of the provisions allowing monitoring through the internet and telephone call logs for review.
Data obtained from internet or telephone monitoring will be stored for six months, not twelve as had been previously provided.
There will be a judicial control over the requests for extension of the period for data storage, the Bulgarian National Radio reports.
Monitoring is to be applied only in cases of heavy crimes and there will be no access to data when people are declared missing.
Another of the measures, which were adopted at two readings on the proposal of Bulgaria's main ruling party GERB, provides for an independent state body to control the destruction of data after their storage period expires.
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