The largest Association of hackers in Europe has lodged a criminal proceeding against the government of German for helping a foreign intelligence body, the US NSA and the British GCHQ. The allegations are that the government allowed or colluded with the two spying bodies, and in so doing went against the citizens’ rights of privacy. This criminal case is primarily based on the revelations of Edward Snowden in his leaks.
The ILMR (International League of Human Rights) in conjunction with the CCC (Chaos Computer Lab) filed the suit on Monday against the government at the general Prosecutors Office.
In the suit, the action was brought against the German government and secrets service, the British government and its secret agents, the Minister of German Interior together with the Chancellor dealing with illegal covert operations and the acts of as aiding these activities. The case also involved infringement of the rights of privacy by way of allowing secret agencies such as the NSA and the GCHQ to collect electronic information of the citizens.
The two groups have gone ahead to invite the Edward Snowden, who was the former contractor NSA contractor, to testify in their case. He has also been promised a safer passage in German assuring him that he will not be extradited. Edward Snowden who is hacker revealed the US spying activities to the public, it emerged clearly that some governments such as the German and such these governments have contravened the Constitution and other laws in collaborating with the NSA.
This allegation will definitely lead to an investigation and review of foreign spying agencies and officials of the government who have been breaking the law. According to the law of German, every citizen is protected from spying and surveying techniques. This means that all citizens are affected by these snooping and therefore the offence should be punished.
According to the two parties who lodged the complaint, the investigations are provided for by the law as a necessary step to uncover the truth. The companies also posted on their websites, through the CCC spokesperson, Julius Mittenzwei, that it is very sad that the agencies and the government bodies have not yet been prosecuted for such actions.
There are also accusations leveled against the officials of the government that they are not helpful and most of them are either unwilling or just ignored to conduct the investigations into the issue. Even after facing such challenges, both the ILHR and the CCC have...