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Report Finds NSA, GCHQ Violated EU Law

SURVEILLANCE—EU & U.S.

November 8, 2013

A new study reveals that dragnet Internet surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and the UK’s GCHQ violated European privacy law, ComputerWeekly reports. The study’s authors, Sergio Carrera of the Centre for European Policy and Francesco Ragazi of Leiden University, have urged the European Parliament to “break the wall of silence,” the report states. Meanwhile, a report in Foreign Policy contends that, in the debate about the NSA’s surveillance programs, “privacy is a red herring.”
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