Europe Summit Nsa Surveillance

October 24, 2013 by  

Europe Summit Nsa Surveillance, France will push for new data protection standards at an EU summit later this week, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said yesterday (21 October) after Le Monde newspaper reported the huge scale of alleged American spying on French citizens. EurActiv France reports.

The issue triggered a phone call between US President Barack Obama and French President Fran├žois Hollande. The two men “discussed recent disclosures in the press – some of which have distorted our activities and some of which raise legitimate questions for our friends and allies about how these capabilities are employed,” the White House said in a statement.

Since the revelations made by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden last spring about the surveillance programs used by the United States around the world, new documents have emerged, giving greater details on the US tapping practices in different countries.

German weekly Der Spiegel recently published the techniques used in Germany, while in Belgium telecoms company Belgacom downplayed revelations that it was hacked by British intelligence services as part of an extension of the US scheme.

According to the French paper Le Monde, France has not been spared either. The paper has just published new data on US spying on French soil. Over the course of one month in 2012, the NSA registered data from 70.3 million telephone calls in France, writes Le Monde.

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