6 July 2013, 09:34 Clock
The U.S. Internet giant Google Germany has been praised for its transparency in the monitoring of telephone and Internet traffic. According to a report, the Group also knew nothing of the U.S. Spähprogramm prism.
The U.S. Internet giant Google Germany has been praised for its transparency in the monitoring of telephone and Internet traffic. The work of the German Federal Network Agency offers much more transparency than the counterparts in most other countries, Google’s legal Board David Drummond said in a commentary for the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung”.According to the annual report of the Authority of 2011 250 different German authorities have powers to direct requests for information about user data to 140 companies. In 2011 alone, 34 million have directed inquiries to user data to these companies on behalf of the authorities of the Federal Network Agency. This transparency Drummond holds for exemplary: “We hope that more states will opt for greater transparency in the future.” This could help to find the right balance between the protection of citizens and their rights as citizens. Both are obligations of governments. Drummond furth er explained that Google had neither the U.S. Spähprogramm “Prism” or connected to any other state surveillance program. “Until the revelations in the press over the past month, we had never heard of Prism,” he assured. Google give any government, not even the U.S. government access to its systems. User data would be passed only in accordance with the law to state authorities.
This article from the category technology by AFP on 06.07.2013, 09:34 clock with the keywords Germany, USA, communication, telecom, internet, intelligence published.