Edward Snowden’s ‘1984’

Author (Person)
Series Title
Series Details No. 91, August - September 2013
Publication Date 24/07/2013
Content Type

The British government has wisely kept its head down, but most of Europe has reacted with real or simulated shock to this evidence that the US is spying on its European allies. Some politicians urged the Commission not to start the negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), while some Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) threatened not to ratify it. Europe needs a serious debate on privacy and security, not hypocritical outrage about American spying or opportunistic attempts to block transatlantic trade talks.

Source Link http://www.cer.org.uk/publications/bulletin-issue/91
Related Links
Euro|Topics, 30.10.13: NSA defends spying attacks http://www.eurotopics.net/en/home/presseschau/aeltere/NEWSLETTER-2013-10-30-NSA-defends-spying-attacks
Euro|Topics, 04.11.13: US should cut down on spying http://www.eurotopics.net/en/home/presseschau/aeltere/NEWSLETTER-2013-11-04-US-should-cut-down-on-spying
Gazeta Wyborcza, 04.11.13: Despite the spying, we’re still family (via PressEurop) http://www.presseurop.eu/en/content/article/4293221-despite-spying-we-re-still-family
Blog: Reuters: Mark Leonard, 31.10.13: The NSA and the weakness of American power http://blogs.reuters.com/mark-leonard/2013/10/31/the-nsa-and-the-weakness-of-american-power/
EUObserver, 30.10.13: Europeans spy just as much, US intelligence chiefs say http://euobserver.com/foreign/121941
EUObserver, 29.10.13: US to 'review' spying activities amid European outrage http://euobserver.com/foreign/121926

Countries / Regions ,