Friday, July 5, 2013

NSA: Google calls for more transparency in monitoring - Times Online

chief legal officer David Drummond praised the German rules and defended his business in the NSA scandal. France, meanwhile, defended his interception.

David Drummond, the chief legal officer of Google, in Washington in April

David Drummond, the chief legal officer of Google, in Washington in April

Google calls on the U.S. and other countries to be more transparency in Internet monitoring. The company makes reference to relevant regulations in the Federal Republic. “In Germany, for example, offers the Agency a lot more transparency than the counterparts in most other countries,” writes Google’s chief legal officer, David Drummond, in a commentary for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung . He referred to the annual report of the Federal Network Agency of 2011, after which the regulators have passed 34 million inquiries German authorities in companies.

allegations secret surveillance at Google are “Kafkaesque proportions.” Google allow governments no direct extraction of user data from company computers, he wrote again. “There is no ‘back door’, ‘side door’ or ‘hidden door.’ We have not joined us yet prism any other state surveillance program.” After presentation of the Exgeheimdienstlers Edward Snowden prism allows the U.S. NSA far-reaching access to user data of many large Internet companies.


How exactly is taking place this data exchange is controversial. The Internet companies, including Google, fight back since become known prism strongly resist the impression that the NSA could tap user information at will. “Our legal department checks every request” for user data, Drummond writes.

Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and Facebook at the same time try to put pressure on the U.S. government. You may want to publish more information about previously secret inquiries. It was unclear “why both the nature and the extent of monitoring activities by various states are necessarily kept secret,” writes Drummond.

France rejects criticism back

Meanwhile, the French government rejected criticism back to their intelligence programs to monitor electronic communications. All activities would be regulated by a law of 1991, a spokesman said on Friday. This provides for that Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault must agree to all monitoring activities. A check of the successes decisions by the independent Commission CNCIS. You are also MPs from the Parliament of.

newspaper Le Monde had earlier reported, in France there is a huge illegal Big Brother program. Thus, the foreign intelligence service DGSE systematically collects data connection to telephone calls, text messages and e-mails that go through French lines. Information to Twitter and Facebook messages were illegally kept for years and evaluated as required by other services and customs.

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