Georgian parliament overrides president's veto to law on wiretapping
Tbilisi, Georgia, Nov. 30
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
Georgian parliament on Sunday has overrided the president's veto of the law on wiretapping. 81 deputies voted for, 13 - against this decision on Sunday at a meeting of parliament.
Opposition faction "United National Movement" (leader Mikhail Saakashvili) and "Free Democrats" (leader Irakli Alasania) did not participate in the vote.
Thus, Parliament upheld its decision to transfer the "keys" for wiretapping to the Georgian Interior Ministry.
Legislative package on the "keys" to access the hidden listening and communication of information of electronic communications companies was adopted on Friday by the Georgian Parliament in the third and final reading.
Bill of deputies Beseliya-Popkhadze-Sesiashvili involves the introduction of the so-called system of two keys. One key will have inspector on the protection of personal data, and the second at the Interior Ministry.
This decision of the parliament was vetoed by President Giorgi Margvelashvili, who offered an alternative that's not passed in parliament.
After today's decision of the parliament, Georgian president has 10 days for signing the document. Otherwise, it will be signed by the chairman of the parliament and the law will come into force.