- Sep 14, 2012
- Reaction score
- Political Leaning
Britain and Sweden block critical talks on espionage and intelligence between EU and US | End the Lie – Independent News
Britain and Sweden block critical talks on espionage and intelligence between EU and US
Britain and Sweden vetoed plans to launch two working groups to deal with issues of espionage and intelligence with the United States, thus restricting upcoming talks in Washington to issues of data privacy and the National Security Agency’s PRISM program.
Read the rest at the link. This is the most interesting part.Thanks to Britain, national governments will have to attempt to pursue the issues with Washington on their own, something which will likely be more difficult without the collective bargaining power.
Interestingly, there is apparently no mention of the UK’s massive data mining operation run through GCHQ which hands data over to the NSA.
However, it’s worth noting that France has a program much like PRISM that they are running as well.
It's been legal for some time now in France to follow email contents. I read the news years ago... 2009 maybe? 2008? It was passed silently into law. No big fuss. Just when the country had huge riots and financial issues which occupied the main spotlight.