Germany’s secret service has reportedly restricted intelligence cooperation with the US National Security Agency. This came after last week’s scandal over alleged joint spying on European officials.
According to the German media reports, the foreign intelligence agency, BND, stopped sharing Internet surveillance data with the NSA this week. BND now demands that US provide a justification for each online surveillance request. Such a rule had long been in place for phone and fax surveillance, which Berlin continues to provide the NSA with. Last week, a report revealed that German intelligence services were spying on high-ranking French the European Commission officials for the NSA.