Invasion of U.S. intelligence in the personal accounts of Europeans is a severe offense: so says a group of defenders of the EU, which is contesting the law on the supervision of foreign intelligence, adopted in 2008 in the United States.
Extending the amendments to the law on foreign intelligence oversight (FISAA) was approved this week by President Barack Obama.
South American legislators since late December discussed the need to maintain the effect of the five-year law allowing retrieve data about phone calls and correspondence electric as people inside and outside the country.
This document gives the authorities the right to make surveillance, interception and monitoring correspondence U.S. men without giving the court some names and contact information. Rather only the best services to notify the tribunal plans to mass surveillance to persons convicted of having links with foreigners. In the framework of the law also allowed to monitor foreign nationals outside the United States.
Views on human rights defenders, such extremely wide possibilities not only subjected to hundreds of people at risk to be in the field of view of the security services, and violate the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
The creators of the euro study entitled «Combating cybercrime and protection of privacy on the network» say that a similar law violates the fundamental rights of Europeans, allowing the Yankees on legitimate grounds and without warning extract personal information about their lives.
«FISAA can be seen as an even greater threat to the independence of EU information than any previously discussed laws» — human rights advocates say.
In fact, according to a secret government prescription, South American companies operating in the EU, the United States must transmit data on European citizens. According to the views of the creators of the report, the Europeans must be at least the last note, if information becomes available about their South American authorities. Breach of confidentiality disk imaging equal to cybercrime.
One of the founders of the report Casper Bowden, last chief advisor on information security Microsoft Europe, said on the website slate.com, that the lack of attention of the European authorities to a similar South American law shocking.
«Such a move gives carte blanche to any offenses that meet the political interests of America» - says human rights activist.
The law, passed in 2008, initially spawned widespread protests. Sofia Intveld, vice chairman of the European Commission on Human Rights considers that European legislators close their eyes or because they do not understand the seriousness of the situation, or as afraid to confront the United States.