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Key ICT project Telecommunications Surveillance

Federal Department of Justice and Police

Key facts

The Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO) audited the Telecommunications Surveillance (TS) programme for the third time. The main focus was on the revised overall planning, which became necessary due to various delays. The TS programme aims to adapt the processing system of the Post and Telecommunications Surveillance Service (PTSS) and the police information systems of the Federal Office of Police (fedpol). Originally, the Federal Department of Justice and Police (FDJP) planned to invest CHF 112 million in this expansion of the criminal police’s telecommunications surveillance. In 2015, Parliament approved a guarantee credit of CHF 99 million for this purpose.