A european echelon?

According to the terrorism of the 11.9. If echelon or us economic espionage is no longer an ie, a member of the echelon committee of the european parliament insists on the protection of fundamental rights and also sees no solution in the clasp

The donance committee on the echelon system of the european parliament had submitted its final report in july. And the european parliament has on 5. September with gross majority, the report adopted – just in time one liked to say. At that time, the world saw what the relationship of europe is concerned with the us and the perspective on intelligence and monitoring, in fact a little different (echelon committee adopted recommendations).

After the striking of the 11.9. Have many states if they did not have appropriate regulations anyway, anti-terroral packages whose component is also the expansion of surveillance powers through the intelligence services. Although the intelligence services have failed with regard to the pravention of terrorism, they have often been considered as a crucial weapon against terrorism that they have to expand. In the same train, the rights of the burgers were braced, as security is apparently only by waiving privacy and freedoms to buy.

According to the terrorism, it was known immediately "unrestrained solidarity" proclaimed, which, with the calling of internal security, of course meant to set potential criticism, which is the dependent on european burgers and the economic espionage on the part of the us. Echelon was thus highly a topic insofar as the failure of the lauschsystems was regretted and one rather sat on perfecting.

Even with some committee members, such a change had been carried out. The italian parliament memorial maurizio turco, prasident of the radicals in the emma bonino list, which in turn is located in the technical fraction of independent member (tua), now has in the parliament magazine nr. 131 of 14. January, the previously published report of the hollandische colleague jan wiersma (pvda) was taken from the social democratic party of europe (spe) to the exit, to demonstrate his in a minority vote in the echelon final report glamored criticism again.

Wiesma said that the connection of the 11.9. The need for a worldwide monitoring of telecommunications. Previously, one was more focused on the dangers by echelon and other monitoring systems. But now it’s more about their improvement, as such systems are an important means in the fight against terrorism. Turco denies this and refers a little hamish, but first entitles the inefficiency of the echelon-like monitoring systems, which automatically browse the intercepted communication with a search engine, with regard to international terrorism and drug trafficking. More important, however, is that the promotion by no means cancel the right of people to protect the privacy, which is finally anchored as fundamental rights in the european human rightscharta. In fact, as the echelon report has emphasized, monitoring measures which can be implemented legitimate in a well-defined interest of national security, democratically controlled, necessary, adequate, relevant and temporally limited. The legal basis must be accessible to the burgers. A general monitoring that is permanent and uneven as an echelon-like system is banned after the charter (discussion about the storage of connection data).

Already in his minority vote on the final report, turco had been monoming that germany, the netherlands and france has the technological possibilities, "systematically and carefully filtered communication about a search engine". But not too little had been discussed on the internal uropian practice of the abhorene. Although criticized that in greece, ireland, luxembourg, spain and france, a parliamentary control of the intelligence services has not sufficiently exist, but it was not explicitly mentioned that at least germany and holland had also monitoring systems that like echelon due to search engines communication through.

In fact, only the rapporteur of the committee, the german social democratic members of gerhard schmid, had pointed out in his preliminary remarks that the bdn telecommunications evaluated on satellites from or abroad through search terms (see also: with the vacuum cleaner by telecommunications traffic). Turco demands once to review the legal compatibility of the bnd system with the european human rightscharta, as communication before searching and filtering must be intercepted. According to german law, the intelligence services with the second anti-terror package schilys has opened the possibility of requesting connection and usage data from telecommunications companies and providers of teledienists on the internet, however, are excluded from intelligence services.

Although it protects the german burger, but meant that all other europeans from the german secret service will be charged. Turco emphasizes that this is not only germany, but that probably all intelligence services of the member community communication of foreigners and sometimes also from "institutions, burgers or companies" the other member trainer "often without permission and due to national security" dependent. However, this was not possible after the european men’s rightscharta.

In the echelon final report, the committee generally demanded that burgers and companies should protect themselves by slipping before the dependence and that cryptography should be demanded at european level. Turco introduces that such a procedure would only lead to a wettrust between closure techniques and decision-making techniques and other methods of writing the shutter. Solutions of the conflict between security, monitoring and protection of privacy must therefore be sought politically, with the democratic control of the monitoring being crucial. Oberdies had to be equal rights for all eu burgers and the dependent on government instances the highest mabbout of the human rightscharta concerning the protection of privacy.

Turco was somewhat with his demands but only on little resonance. Already in the echelon report sounded that the eu also establishes its own european intelligence service against the overpower of american intelligence services. A close toothing when sharing information is related to europol and enfopol, but each member country seems to preserve freedom, as well as in the "eu countries" can be spied in, while the monitoring possibilities of one’s own burgers are expanded. In any case, the fight against terrorism should not be a pretext to a "european echelon" to serve.