BRUSSELS – The European Union demands ‘quick and concrete answers’ from the United States about its alleged internet spying.
NDJ World | Published: Jun 12 2013 Europe→World News
The European Union wants to know in particularly if the US internet control software that is allegedly used to spy with on users, violates the basic privacy rights of European citizens.
A letter written by the EU and addressed to US Attorney General Eric Holder, demands to know the exact operation of the software PRISM that allegedly tracks telephone numbers and internet data of users at mass scale.
The letter also expresses the need to know if the US is using other ‘control programs’ as well to track citizens’ information.
The EU says it expects a detailed answer from Holder before both the European and the US Attorney Generals meet in Ireland on Friday.
The European Union wants to know if PRISM does indeed track European citizens, what criteria has the US established within the program to do this.
Finally, the EU wants the US to explain if their tracking software is limited to the US national security only or if it captures international information as well.
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