S.Korea, citing N.Korean threats, passes anti-terrorism law | NK News
June 24, 2024

S.Korea, citing N.Korean threats, passes anti-terrorism law

Opposition recoils at broad surveillance powers for looking into people's 'sensitive information'

South Korea's ruling Saenuri Party passed its anti-terrorism bill, which now allows the National Intelligence Service (NIS) to use wiretaps on potential "terrorist threats" which the agency selects.

The Saenuri Party has strongly advocated for the anti-terrorism bill since January, after President Park Geun-hye said the country needs such laws to protect the people against North Korean attacks.

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