TBILISI, November 15 (Itar-Tass) — Several senior police officials have been detained on charges of obtaining information about citizen's private life by using modern technologies, Georgian Justice Minister Tea Tsulukiani told reporters here on Thursday.
"Nine persons have been detained, including former Interior Ministry officials," Tsulukiani said.
"They are accused of a number of crimes, including the use of new technologies and computer networks to obtain information about citizens' personal life, including commercial and financial data," the minister stated.
It was the first comment by a Georgian official on the detention of senior police officers.
The Prosecutor General's Office confirmed the detention.
No charges have been brought yet.