11 May Where international politics bridges information security.
We saw earlier last week that Angela Merkel stood up to Germany’s own intelligence agency (BND), ordering them to cease supplying the US National Security Agency (NSA) with data on German citizens. In the main this was a political move to appease the German people who felt that America had no business snooping into its own personal and business affairs. We also saw last week that here in the UK, our own GCHQ is not privy to much of the smartphone and internet usage data, of UK citizens, that NSA does have access to. As information security, cyber security and national security mature together, some difficult questions will need to be addressed with regard to who should be spying on who.