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Austria looses court case about surveillance costs

By EDRi · April 9, 2003

Telecommunication companies in Austria have won an important court case
against the federal government. Though in general the wiretapping
provisions in the new Telecommunications Law were not deemed
unconstitutional, from 2004 onwards, government will have to reimburse
providers for the costs of procuring and maintaining surveillance equipment.

Full verdict in German (27.02.2003)