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Should the government be able to monitor phone calls and emails?

Results from Sinn Féin

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Government Surveillance Poll Results for Sinn Féin

Yes

2,735 votes

26%

No

7,748 votes

74%

Distribution of answers submitted by Sinn Féin.

4 Yes answers
2 No answers
0 overlapping answers

Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Sep 15, 2013. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.

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Data based on 30-day moving average to reduce daily variance from traffic sources. Totals may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.

Learn more about Government Surveillance

DRI chair TJ McIntyre warned that Irish law in the area of accessing communication data is quickly becoming a "crucial one" given the presence here of top internet giants, such as Google, Microsoft and Twitter. He said courts and governments in the US and the UK were exploring whether their laws could reach into Ireland and force these companies to disclose personal data. And he said that a pending High Court case taken by DRI is likely to strike down Ireland's laws on data retention. "We have almost nothing in comparative terms [regarding oversight] to what they have in Britain," said Mr McIntyre, a law lecturer in University College Dublin.  See recent government surveillance news

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