SWEDEN-USA: Stockholm to investigate US embassy surveillance - Swedish prosecutor to look into alleged surveillance by embassy without Sweden's knowledge


SWEDEN-USA: Stockholm to investigate US embassy surveillance - Swedish prosecutor to look into alleged surveillance by embassy without Sweden's knowledge (Guardian, link). See also: NORWAY-USA: US embassy accused of spying in Norway: The US embassy has been accused of spying in Norway, after a television documentary said it had conducted illegal surveillance of hundreds of Norwegians for the past decade (Daily Telegraph, link); ICELAND: US Embassy in Iceland Admits Surveillance Practice (Iceland Review, link); DENMARK: US accused of spying in Denmark (Press TV, link); FINLAND: Finnish Security Police to investigate possible US surveillance work in Finland (HELSINGIN SANOMAT, link)

Background: Security Incident Management Analysis System (SIMAS) (pdf):

"The Security Incident Management and Analysis System (SIMAS) is a worldwide Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS) web-based application, which serves as a repository for all suspicious activity and crime reporting from U.S. Diplomatic Missions abroad (all U.S. embassies and consulates)."

Tony Bunyan, Statewatch editor, comments: "It is pretty obvious that it is standard procedure for the US Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS) to gather intelligence on "suspicous actvity" across the EU."

 

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