Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:
Dutch provider sues GCHQ
Wednesday, 2 July 2014, 14:48 (Update: 02-07-14, 15:01)
The Dutch ISP Greenhost sues the British eavesdropping service GCHQ. Together with six other companies the provider requires that the British wiretapping of their computers should stop immediately.
The companies, since the revelations of whistleblower Edward Snowden, became very concerned about the security of their files. They say the GCHQ obtains unauthorized access to private communications of their customers.
“To us, Publeaks is still safe, but it turns out once again that the secret services do mass surveillance,” said a spokesman. “We’re not sure whether we are spied upon now, or will be in the future. Certainly, these practices are harmful. It undermines our trustworthiness.”
The indictment was submitted by providers today a special tribunal about intelligence in London. It is, according to Greenhost, uncertain whether the case will actually go ahead. “They are not uncontroversial. Should they not deliver, then we will go to the European Court.”
Documents released by Edward Snowden, reported Tuesday in the Washington Post, show that the US government has granted the National Security Agency sweeping authorization to engage in mass spying worldwide: here.