ORF (Austrian Radio and Television): "European Union proposals to a vote in Parliament on September 2, 2008
Civil rights campaigners are now alert. If the telecom package with the help of "media industry supporting" MEPs goes through, the service provider is required to permanently intercept and monitor traffic on the Internet.

In addition, any user on the network will automatically be monitored and filtered, be it hardware or software. The national regulatory authorities will be compelled to cooperate with rights holders."

The Following is from the EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ´s Temporary Committee on the ECHELON Interception System 1999 - 2004:

A system for intercepting global communications does exist: ECHELON, operating by means of cooperation proportionate to their capabilities among the USA, the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. It has been established that this system is operated on the basis of the UK/USA Agreement

France is the only EU Member State which could set up a global interception system by itself. There is evidence that Russia might also be able to operate such a system.


What is ECHELON?
It is a satellite based intelligence system : ECHELON is  synonymous with a global eavesdropping system.  It was developed after WWII. As early as 1978, ECHELON was capable of intercepting telecommunications messages to and from a particular person via satellite.

Geraldstone ECHELON Interception Station, Australia

  There are also numerous facilities for monitoring microwave and cable links, although these are less well documented and their existence is more difficult to prove, since, unlike ground stations, they are rather inconspicuous.

Interception operations is carried out by intelligence services in the EU and in the ECHELON states
This table shows that interception of private communications by foreign intelligence services is by no means confined to the American or British foreign intelligence services.

Communications in
foreign countries

State communications

Civilian communications

Belgium

+

+

-

Denmark

+

+

+

Finland

+

+

+

France

+

+

+

Germany

+

+

+

Greece

+

+

-

Ireland

-

-

-

Italy

+

+

+

Luxembourg

-

-

-

Netherlands

+

+

+

Austria

+

+

-

Portugal

+

+

-

Sweden

+

+

+

Spain

+

+

+


"Unacceptable surveillance of email correspondence and Internet use
are being proposed and in some cases are already being implemented…. it is the general public that will be left with their online activities being monitored.” It is called tackling "cybercrime" and, more recently, the "war against terror".

Examples of Big Brother watching us
Deutsche Telekom was training - and not just on the staff, journalists and board members. Spying on the Federal Network Agency was also planned. And Lidl has spied on its team in Germany. Moreover, the German Bundeskriminalamt has been given stark rules. Representatives of the opposition, data protection and business organisations, have sharply rebuked the Federal decision on the comprehensive expansion of powers to the Bundeskriminalamt (BKA) in terms of the fight against terrorism.
Gisela Piltz, national spokeswoman for the FDP Bundestag parliamentary group, spoke of a "surveillance chamber of horror." From computer dragnet and interception to a secret on-line search: The BKA will with governmental draft  be  expanded to a "super-spy agency."

Why the fear?
Article 1, Section 3a: The specifications allow through carefully interwoven legal conclusions and interactions (practically a legal SA):
Random raids on cafes, universities, schools, parties and election meetings
— To identify identity, give reprimands, arrest and search everybody present without violating individual rights
— In general, arbitrary intrusion into people's homes
— In general, any interception of all German citizens and of people who on the basis of the Constitution are living in Germany, including, for example. of mobile phones and telephone from a third party such as cafes, clubs, at work or during visits to friends
Random filming and interception of all German citizens, including all private rooms, intrusion into their homes and the location of hidden cameras and microphones for this purpose.
– Random tracing of people over traffic surveillance installations, toll posts, use of EC and credit cards, mobile phones and all otherwise available resources such as satellite imagery, thereby to create profiles of movements.

Berlin´s police have in the past year, 2007, monitored nearly a million phone calls.
In the meantime, there are many lawyers who warn against this approach. Even now only the slightlest suspicion is needed , before entering into the private sphere.

And now  more and more states are removing citizens' right to appeal against administrative decisions,  "to economize". Instead, people have to go to court - what most can not afford. And this is called  democracy!

Sweden, the goody-goody of the New World Order
A proposed new law in Sweden (just passed this week, after much delay) will allow a secretive government agency to be permitted to conduct a huge mass data-mining project, processing and analysing the telephony, emails, and web traffic of millions of innocent individuals. Allegedly these monitoring stations will be restricted to data passing across Sweden's borders with other countries for the purposes of monitoring terrorist activity: but there seems few judicial or technical safeguards to prevent domestic communications from being swept up in the dragnet.

Sweden`s New "ECHELON"-surveillance centre is Försvarets Radiocentral. Its budget is 514 million S.Kr.
And many other Europeans will be registered here by the New World Order because communication knows no borders!

Sound familiar? …..But as anyone who has sat outside the US debate will know, there is a wider international dimension to such pervasive spying systems.
It seems Sweden is determined to set its spies on every entry and exit to Sweden. When the citizens of the EU talk to their Swedish colleagues, what happens to their private communications then?

Statewatch's "Scoreboard" and analysis on the threats to civil liberties and privacy in EU terrorism plans shows that 27 of the 57 proposals on the table have little or nothing to do with tackling terrorism - they deal with crime in general and surveillance: Scoreboard and analysis.

Tony Bunyan, Statewatch editor, comments: "Under the guise of tackling terrorism the EU is planning to bring in a swathe of measures to do with crime and the surveillance of the whole population.  After the dreadful loss of life and injuries in Madrid we need a response that unites Europe."
 

Here is a list of measures to control us
EU: Compulsory fingerprinting for all passports (UK and Germany want to have a third biometric - "iris scans" too in addition to facial scans and fingerprints
UK: "Sleepwalking into a surveillance society?" - Information Commissioner: Report
The road to "1984" Part 2: EU: Proposal for biometrics on all citizens' passports, including full-text of proposal: Report
UK: Home Secretary launches ID card scheme: Report and documents
EU: "health cards" and 10 year driving licences pose privacy questions: Report
EU Summit: Agreement on "harmonised" biometric identification linked to EU databases: Report
EU working party on data protection highly critical of proposed deal on US access to passenger data: Report
EU: Campaign launched against the illegal transfer of European travellers' data to the USA: Report
"Secret Europe": Denied EU document reveals issues of public interest: document refused on grounds it concerned the "campaign against terrorism" contains further far-reaching proposals on surveillance, particularly of immigrants, including: "preventive information gathering": Report
EU Presidency proposal on security screening of all immigrants: Statewatch analysis

Der SPIEGEL Interview   with the German Federal Minister of the Interior, Wolfgang Schäuble
Spiegel: When you examine a computer, nobody knows!
Schäuble: For protection against dangers, we must sometimes, even without the knowledge of the person concerned, be able to act. When the case is closed, or it appears that there was no reason, information about this must follow.
Spiegel: Those concerned, whose computers the Constitutional Protection and the police have monitored for perhaps a year do not know up till this day, that the content was monitored.

FRA  (EU´s Fundamental Rights Agency, Vienna)
The potential of the strong European Union legislation against racial discrimination remains largely unexploited in many EU Member States. The Fundamental Rights Agency’s Annual Report 2008, presented today to the European Parliament, provides ample evidence that racist violence and discriminatory behaviour persist across the EU. The report finds that in many countries these phenomena are not yet effectively addressed through the means that the EU’s anti-discrimination legislation offers.

This is why we must be watched

According to the EU Framework Decision on Racism and Discrimination from July 19, 2007 these offences will be punishable in all EU Member States:
– Publicly inciting to violence or hatred , even by dissemination or distribution of tracts, pictures or other material, directed against a group of persons or a member of such a group defined by reference to race, colour, religion, descent or national or ethnic origin.
– Publicly condoning, denying or grossly trivialising

– crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes as defined in the Statute of the International Criminal Court directed against a group of persons or a member of such a group defined by reference to race, colour, religion, descent or national or ethnic origin, and

crimes defined by the Tribunal of Nüremberg (Article 6 of the Charter of the International Military Tribunal, London Agreement of 1945) directed against a group of persons or a member of such a group defined by reference to race, colour, religion, descent or national or ethnic origin."

Such offences are to be punished by 1-3 years of imprisonment at least: That´s the consequence of Big Brother watching you in peace time. So far.
And when will the EU start punishing us who criticize its entire nature?
According to the he Lisbon Treaty death penalty will be introduced under certain circumstances, "riots" - demonstrations?.