Kritischer EU-Parlamentsbericht (Entwurf) zur NSA-Überwachung

Vom „Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs“ der EU wurde am 23.12.2013 der Entwurf eines Berichts „on the US NSA surveillance programme, surveillance bodies in various Member States and their impact on EU citizens’ fundamental rights and on transatlantic cooperation in Justice and Home Affairs

(2013/2188(INI))“ vorgelegt. Quelle: www.statewatch.org/news/2014/jan/ep-draft-nsa-surveillance-report.pdf

Dieser Bericht gibt nicht nur eine breite Übersicht über die Vielfalt der Probleme, die durch die „mass surveillance programmes“ aufgeworfen wurden, sondern auch Handlungsempfehlungen für EU-Organe (p. 17ff). Zunächst wird darauf verwiesen, dass das Vertrauen „has been profoundly shaken: trust between the two transatlantic partners, trust among EU Member States, trust between citizens and their governments, trust in the respect of the rule of law, and trust in the security of IT services“.Dieses Vertrauen müsse neu aufgebaut werden.

Der Report merkt an, „that several governments claim that these mass surveillance programmes are necessary to combat terrorism; wholeheartedly supports the fight against terrorism, but strongly believes that it can never in itself be a justification for untargeted, secret and sometimes even illegal mass surveillance programmes; expresses concerns, therefore, regarding the legality, necessity and proportionality of these programmes;

6. Considers it very doubtful that data collection of such magnitude is only guided by the fight against terrorism, as it involves the collection of all possible data of all citizens; points therefore to the possible existence of other power motives such as political and economic espionage“ …

„8. Notes that international treaties and EU and US legislation, as well as national oversight mechanisms, have failed to provide for the necessary checks and balances and for democratic accountability;

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