Court bans use of IMSI catchers by law enforcement

Slovenia's Constitutional Court has put a final stop to the use of IMSI catchers by the law enforcement authorities after imposing a temporary injunction in 2019 on the use of these devices, which mimic mobile phone towers to intercept mobile traffic.

The legal basis for IMSI catchers was created in the controversial amendments to the criminal procedure act that were passed by the National Assembly in March 2019 under the centre-left government of Marjan Šarec.

However, the provision concerned and several others were challenged by the Democratic Party (SDS) and the Left, two...

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