Spiegel: the German intelligence service, for years, carried out surveillance by Interpol
In the list of data and criteria for the implementation of the electronic surveillance were phone numbers, e-mail domains employees of Interpol, the weekly writes.
BERLIN, April 22. /Offset. TASS Vyacheslav Filippov/. The Federal intelligence service of Germany (BND) has for many years carried out surveillance by Interpol. This was reported by the weekly Der Spiegel.
According to the publication, in addition to the headquarters of Interpol in Lyon, the BND spied on the latest with 2000 for the organization in Austria, Belgium, Greece, Denmark, Spain, Italy, the United States and several other countries. In the list of so-called selectors — data and benchmarks for implementation of electronic surveillance — were telephone numbers, e-mail domains employees of the Interpol.
According to Spiegel, the purpose of surveillance by the BND was also a police service of the EU — Europol.
About two years ago there was a scandal after it became known that the NSA for many years, followed by “thousands of targets in Europe,” with nothing knowing about it of German intelligence. The NSA purposefully provided the BND data and criteria for the implementation of electronic monitoring of objects, among which was the European policy and communications companies in the EU, for example, the aerospace concern EADS and helicopter manufacturer Eurocopter (now called Airbus Helicopters). With approximately 40 million search queries from the NSA about surveillance was contrary to the German or European interests.