The opponents of the revised Law on Inspection BÜPF have started to collect signatures for the referendum. On Tuesday they presented their arguments. No say the opponents to the associated violations of fundamental- and liberties, but especially, not only are the methods described in BÜPF, as the smuggling of State Trojan opponents an eyesore.


In the spring session, Parliament had the revised law to monitor the post- and Telecommunications (BÜPF) approved. This should be adjusted in criminal proceedings to the technological development monitoring suspect. New law enforcement agencies should as Trojans Computer infiltrate, to be able to listen to it to monitor and, for example, Skype calls. Say the state may, provided that the revised BÜPF is waved through, apply methods of hackers and crackers and so the reason- restrict rights and freedoms of Swiss citizenship. How much these days is absolutely disproportionate, as not only do we find.

An action alliance, the young parties of the right and links belong turns against it: the Boy SVP, the Young Liberals, the young Green Liberals and the JUSO. Add to this the Greens, the Pirate Party, Organizations such as the Association of Fundamental Rights, the digital society Switzerland or the operation Libero and the IT industry. Specifically criticize opponents, that law enforcement agencies should install to prosecute crimes in future monitoring software on computers or smartphones – not only in cases of murder or terrorism, but even at relatively small offenses such as theft. From the perspective of opponents is not only disproportionate, but also dangerous: To install security vulnerabilities need to be exploited. This creates a legal black market for vulnerabilities, can take even criminals.

Petition against the revised surveillance law BÜPF

Problematic the State Trojans are but according to the opponents and therefore, because the system not only monitors, but also affect or are subject to change at all. So evidence could be manipulated, the state can not guarantee, that does not happen. In addition, State Trojans are unnecessary, argues the Coalition. Also in another way it was in fact possible, intercept encrypted communications. For example, Skype and other providers working on a court order out with the authorities. The authorities could groups Internet – about a child porn ring – infiltrieren, to access information. That the legal assistance takes much time and infiltration is complicated, does not speak from the perspective of BÜPF opponents against such methods: Maybe that was not bad, because the risk is small, that the authorities often monitor. Criticizes the Action Alliance in mind, that phone boundary data is stored, so that law enforcement agencies can access for future reference. Such data provide information on, who, when the phone with whom how long. Here though everything remains the same: The data would – differently than originally planned – kept longer with the revised law than today. In the eyes of the enemy, the retention should be however generally abolished. At the very least, the data should have to be stored in Switzerland.

Opponents now have until 7. May time, 50’000 collect signatures, what will hopefully succeed. Who wants to actively help, to get the signatures together, takes on Stop BÜPF all it takes to, Signature bow, Passers-by stop and brochures. good luck!