Georgian president vetoes parliament’s amendments to law on wiretapping
Tbilisi, Georgia, Nov. 30
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
The Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili said at a special briefing Nov. 29 that he vetoed the amendments to the law on wiretapping, which were adopted earlier by the country's parliament.
Earlier on Nov. 28 the draft law package on the "keys" of access to covert wiretapping of communication data of electronic communications companies was adopted by the parliament.
Some 73 MPs voted for the draft law, and 60 were against of it.
The parliament left the so-called keys for the Interior Ministry to access the covert listening, however the opposition demanded transferring them to the non-governmental sector, that is, the communications commission.
Margvelashvili noted that the parliament could not offer a right balance between the government and society.
The parliamentary majority, which includes a total of 89 MPs, intends to override the veto, for which it needs 76 votes.