For those of you who didn’t follow the surveillance topic the last twenty or more years:
There has been a program called ECHELON and the European Parliament has a resolution on the existence of this global system for the interception of private and commercial communications (ECHELON interception system) (2001/2098 (INI))
Here’s the EU Parliament report from 2001
Hint: All the related documents can be found at the Website of the European Parliament.
- EU Parliament told to expect more revelations about NSA spying (computerworld.co.nz)
- Meet the ECHELON Attorneys General — Quintet (DoJ)
- LIBE Committee Inquiry on Electronic Mass Surveillance of EU Citizens (leaksource.wordpress.com)
- Spy on citizens started before 9/11 (torrorists.wordpress.com)