STOCKHOLM, Sweden, July 15 (UPI) -- A Swedish surveillance law faces a legal challenge on privacy grounds in front of the European Court of Human Rights.
Sweden's Justice Center announced Monday that it is taking its objections to the surveillance measure to the Strasbourg court, arguing that the Swedish law violates Article 8 and Article 13 of the European Convention on Human Rights, online newspaper The Local reported Tuesday.
"We want them to decide where the limits are between the need for state security and the right to privacy," said spokesman Clarence Crafoord.
The Justice Center also argues that the law is even vaguer than an oft-criticized British surveillance measure.
"In the (United Kingdom) they talk about the nation's well-being. In Sweden they do that too as well as environmental threats, currency speculation and migrant movements. What does that mean?" Crafoord said to The Local.