Academics demands stop to grab data espionage services




Academics demands stop to grab data espionage services

Hundreds of academics worldwide demands a stop to the massive eavesdropping of citizens by intelligence services. Present the academics at the initiative of Dutch scientists a petition which they call governments to protect civilians.

The scientists call on governments to take action against massive spying by the NSA include action. “Intelligence agencies must work transparent and can be held accountable,” said the promoters. “Citizens must be protected from the trawl mass eavesdropping by intelligence of their own or other countries.” The government would be the fundamental rights and freedom of citizens to protect effectively put them.

Four Dutch researchers from the University of Amsterdam, including Professor of Information Law Nico van Eijk, started the initiative, writes NRC. Van Eijk speaks out against expanding the powers of the Dutch intelligence service AIVD, as the committee Dessens recently advised . “Unrestrained collecting means you declare anyone a terrorist. That goes against the right feeling. Supervision in the Netherlands is also very reliable. Both points miss the commission Dessens goal.”

A total of 250 scholars from 26 countries have signed the petition, including a large number of Dutch, Belgians and Germans. Under the Dutch Christiaan Alberdingk Thyme his lawyer, Professor Bernt Hugenholtz information law, information law professor and researcher Axel Arnbak security and accuracy of software Bart Jacobs. Also Bert-Jaap Koops, professor of law and technology ‘at the University of Tilburg, who after examining the “ontsleutelplicht’ sometimes useful considered , signed the statement. Furthermore, among others signed the petition. Known security researcher Bruce Schneier


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