Dirección de Observaciones Judiciales

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Facade of the DOJ building in Buenos Aires.

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]

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.

Before moving into its own building it operated out of Telecom Argentina´s Belgrano facility.

Mishandling allegations[edit]

A SIDE employee performs maintenance

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.

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