Google needs in South Korea admit that information is shared with the NSA




The court in Seoul has ordered Google to disclose the personal information of six activists in South Korea have been passed on to intelligence agencies in the US The Korean law requires that service providers respond to requests from citizens to register with whoever is sharing data.

Six activists in South Korea began in July 2014 a lawsuit against Google because the search engine company refused to respond to requests to clarify whether it had shared their personal information with American intelligence. The court in Seoul has six today ruled in favor of Google and decided that the list of personal data that the company with third parties, including the NSA, to reveal. It writes the Korean Yonhap News. The call of the six to won damages of three million Korean, converted 2330 euro, but the court dismissed the hand.

The activists belong to the Citizens’ Coalition for Economic Justice, the Korean Progressive Network Center and the South Korean branch of Amnesty International. They pointed out that Google, according to the documents Edward Snowden has released personal data via the PRISM program with the NSA shared. The unveiling of the PRISM program in 2013 led to much fanfare.

“Even though it is to Google servers in the USA or other countries, the company must abide by the law in South Korea when it comes to Korean users,” the CCEJ makes a statement known, “Google should therefore respond requests for information about the leak of sensitive data. ”


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