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Keeping up with world standards of oppressive surveillance – updated draft of Polish antiterrorist law

Few days ago Polish Government Center of Legislation has released updated draft of new act on antiterrorist measures introduced supposedly to aid Polish special services in preventing terrorist attacks and conducting efficient counter-terrorism operations in case an attack occurs. It is worth noting that original text of the act was initially released by NGO Panoptykon Foundation, who received it from an anonymous source – official document was published day later by the Ministry of Interior. Given that Poland has never been target of terrorist attack it was hard to justify introduction of such initiative based on threat level. However forthcoming World Youth Days, NATO summit and terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels were more than enough for the government to announce the need for widening authority of special services – mainly Internal Security Agency (ABW).

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