Kroes pleased with information Snowden
European Commissioner Neelie Kroes finds the revelations of whistleblower Edward Snowden very useful, according to her statements in the German magazine Der Spiegel.One can disagree with his method of working, but the information, now public, is definitely useful.
Kroes, responsible for the Digital Agenda portfolio, says in Der Spiegel that we must all consider the revelations of Snowden, about the wiretapping of the American NSA and British intelligence service GCHQ, as a wakeup call.
Europe needs a strong IT industry and should take better care what happens to data. Kroes questions how Europe wants to form a united defense against the NSA, if they can't agree on a joined defense strategy against cyber attacks.