Dirección de Observaciones Judiciales (Directorate of Judicial Surveillance, DOJ) is an Argentine intelligence service responsible for intercepting communications as required by judicial officers. It is part of the Secretaría de Inteligencia, the main intelligence agency; and is a subagency of the National Intelligence System. It is known as "Division 84" or "Ojota" inside SIDE. ("O-Jota" is the Spanish pronunciation of the letters OJ.)
Building[edit | edit source]
The DOJ is located in a tall, nondescript building on Ave. de los Incas 3834, in Buenos Aires. The building has an internal surface of 27,000 square feet (2,500 m2) and an estimated monetary value of US$ 1,577,443.
Mishandling allegations[edit | edit source]
During the past few years, there have been allegations of budget mishandlings and phone interventions without a judicial request and authorization; and about SIDE's counterintelligence service also having the capability to intercept communications.
See also[edit | edit source]
- Secretariat of Intelligence
- National Intelligence System
- National Intelligence School
- Argentine intelligence agencies
- National Directorate of Criminal Intelligence
- National Directorate of Strategic Military Intelligence