Edward témoigne

devant le comité du parlement de l’union européenne. Rien de nouveau si ce n’est que l’accent est mis sur la surveillance de masse de la population qui est pointée comme l’un des plus gros défis auxquels fera face la société.

The parliamentary committee is holding an inquiry into alleged spying by the United States and European Union countries, which was revealed by Snowden.

Furthermore, Snowden said discussions on the mass spying should not have to rely on the persecution and exile of people willing to leak information.

“If we are to enjoy such debates in the future, we cannot rely on individual sacrifice, we must create better channels for people of conscience to better inform not only trusted agents of government but independent representatives of the public outside of government,” said Snowden.

He also said, “A culture of secrecy has denied our societies the opportunity to determine the appropriate balance between the human right of privacy and governmental interest in investigation.”

In addition, Snowden explained in the statement the reasons for leaking the documents, saying he did so in order to expose the scale of the spying and to begin a debate about change in governments’ surveillance programs.



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