Vodafone reveal 4000 requests made by Irish authorities to track calls

Irish authorities have made over 4000 requests to secretly track phone calls from Vodafone.

Vodafone has broken its silence on the existence of secret wires that allow national governments listen to citizen's mobile phone conversations.

The company is the first operator to reveal the surveillance practices of governments and added surveillance techniques are widespread in some of the 29 countries it operates in.

Vodafone noted its customers have a right to privacy which it wants to protect, however that in every country it operates in they have to abide by domestic laws which require them to disclose customer information to law enforcement authorities.

Irish authorities have asked Vodafone not to publish information on what sort of data is intercepted here.

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