Thursday, 19 January 2012 11:49 |
Most often they suspect they are being eavesdropped
Since 2009, a total of 11 complaints have been filed against the work of BIA, MSA and MIA. Not a single case of illegally eavesdropping has been established so far. The control of agencies does not serve that citizens find out whether an agency has "picked on them" or to satisfy their curiosity. The most common flaws in their work are completely obsolete regulations on the basis of which the security checks are carried out for certain positions in some public authorities and organisations.
Belgrade - Since 2009, a total of 11 complaints have been filed against the work of BIA, Military Security Agency and Military Intelligence Agency, and in three other cases I have acted on my own initiative, says for Danas Saša Janković, the Protector of Citizens.
He points out that citizens often suspect to be the victims of unlawful use of special measures that security and intelligence agencies apply in their daily work.
- If a citizen offers sufficient grounds for suspecting that some of the agencies treat him or her particularly unfairly or that he or she may suffer an irreparable damage due to the agency’s unlawful or irregular work, the Protector of Citizens may decide to examine the operation of the agency without requiring the complainant to previously exhaust all available legal remedies, for example, to address the internal control body or court - says Janković.