The European Union (EU) reacted yesterday by the questions that emerged after the amount of personal data of citizens of other countries that was intercepted by the American National Security Agency (NSA). EU requested that the United States be clear and honest with the ‘European rights’.
“The Committee requests a clear commitment of the United States on the fundamental right of all European citizens that their personal data be protected,” said commissioner Tonio Borg.
Following the revelations of Prism, the U.S. secret surveillance program run by the NSA electronic, Borg added that the controversial issue will be discussed “with firmness and determination” between the U.S. administration by the police for Home Affairs, Cecilia Malmström, on a Dublin meeting scheduled for tomorrow.
“We will ask for clarification and ask if access to personal data under the Prism program is limited to individual cases or suspicion answer is a widespread information transfer,” he added.
This is not the first time that Europe faces a system of espionage carried out by the United States. Remember that in 2000 the existence of Echelon was discovered, a monitoring global telecommunications network. The German Chancellor Angela Merkel, will certainly be the first European leader to address the issue directly with Barack Obama.