The Government is strongly denying claims that the Strategic Services Agency is a spying state entity.
Debate on the Strategic Services Agency Amendment Bill has started in the parliament.
The Opposition has expressed concern with the Bill claiming the privacy of citizens will be evaded.
However, government insisted that the bill seeks to expand the operating boundaries of the SSA.
Attorney General, Faris Al Rawi, noted this afternoon there are provisions in the law through the Interception of Communication Act which allows for surveillance in a controlled way and certain under circumstances.
Attorney General, Faris Al Rawi.
Meanwhile, Minister in the Office of the Attorney General, Stuart Young, said there are penalties should the surveillance provisions in the constitution be breached or abused.
He was speaking at the weekly post cabinet media briefing held at the Office of the Prime Minister St. Clair this afternoon.
Minister in the Office of the Attorney General, Stuart Young.