11 votes

EU warns US of 'grave consequences' from intel scandal

Viviane Reding, the EU's Justice Commissioner, wrote a letter on Monday to US Attorney General Eric Holder demanding "swift and concrete" answers about the spy scheme when they meet in Dublin on Friday.

She set out seven detailed questions about the PRISM spy program, which were leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden and revealed by The Guardian and Washington Post newspapers last week.

"Programs such as PRISM and the laws on the basis of which such programs are authorized could have grave adverse consequences for the fundamental rights of EU citizens," she wrote.

Full Article:
http://www.france24.com/en/20130612-eu-warns-us-grave-conseq...



Trending on the Web

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

It is my understanding that spying on citizens is illegal in

each of these countries. AND because of that each government spys on the citizens of other countries and then they share the data. They are all guilty and ajust chest thumping in order to keep the ponzi scheme afloat.

"A vote for the lesser of two evils is a vote to keep things the same", Buckminster Fuller..
A choice for liberty is always a choice for liberty.

wait, is this coming from

wait, is this coming from the body of representatives, nominated by OTHER representatives, the eu parliment?

Main EU (German) Concern - Industrial Espionage

Knowing the Germans, the #4 global economy and huge innovative hub they are going to be very concerned with economic espionage. In fact, the German BND (foreign intelligence) have accused the US & the UK of it for some time and have publically referred to Echelon:

"British journalist Duncan Campbell and New Zealand journalist Nicky Hager asserted in the 1990s that the United States was exploiting ECHELON traffic for industrial espionage, rather than military and diplomatic purposes.

"Examples alleged by the journalists include the gear-less wind turbine technology designed by the German firm Enercon and the speech technology developed by the Belgian firm Lernout & Hauspie. An article in the US newspaper Baltimore Sun reported in 1995 that European aerospace company Airbus lost a $6 billion contract with Saudi Arabia in 1994 after the US National Security Agency reported that Airbus officials had been bribing Saudi officials to secure the contract."

"In 2001, the Temporary Committee on the ECHELON Interception System recommended to the European Parliament that citizens of member states routinely use cryptography in their communications to protect their privacy, because economic espionage with ECHELON has been conducted by the US intelligence agencies."

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ECHELON

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo

very good point!

Wow....this whole NSA program is so dark and sinister, its like peeling layers off an onion, there are so many layers to this it just keeps getting uglier and uglier.
It is horrifying and embarrassing to hear what the U.S. Gov't has done to other countries (stealing their contracts & technology) while boasting to the world of "American ingenuity".
Shameful.

Jesus is the saviour of the WHOLE WORLD, "As in Adam all die, so too in Christ ALL shall be made alive." (ICor.15:22) All means all. The pagan 'hell' of literal fire & eternal torment is a lie and is SPIRITUAL TERRORISM. http://www.hopebeyondhell.net

Merkel's making noise too,

Merkel's making noise too, but experience tells me this is all just chest pounding by the EU politicians to give the pretense that they're pushing back on behalf of their public.

No way they'll stand up to the empire - they don't have the cahones.

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. Albert Einstein

Germany has strict privacy laws

Really strict... all put in place because of their national experience both under Fascism and Stalinism/Communism. They know the dangers all too well. I believe they are dead serious.

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo

oh sure. the EU will save us.

.

The question is...

can anyone save us from ourselves? Maybe the Canadians? (haha).

Europeans

Europeans take these matters seriously even if we don't.

Bump for Importance!

.