19 October 1998: NRC Handelsbad has replaced the full updated report with the shorter EuroParl summary. See the full report at:

http://jya.com/stoa-atpc-so.htm  (101K)

19 October 1998

M-J Klaver notes that EuroParl now offers the executive summary of the updated ATPC report at its Web site:


The summary is about one-half the length of the full updated report available at the NRC site below.

18 October 1998

Date: Sun, 18 Oct 1998 11:26:38 +0200
To: jya@pipeline.com
From: Marie-Jose Klaver <klaver@nrc.nl>
Subject: Second report An Appraisal of Technologies of Political Control

I'm a Dutch journalist, working for NRC Handelsblad, one of the major
newspapers in the Netherlands. I've been reporting about the STOA report An
Appraisal of Technologies of Political Control since last February.

A second report came out last month. I got a copy a few days ago from the
Omega Foundation and had an article about it in NRC Handelsblad today. This
second report has interesting information about the so called EU-FBI global
surveillance plan. According to a secret memorandum the EU countries have
agreed with the FBI to intercept all European datacommunication. To do this
some EU countries like Holland and Germany changed their laws to make broad
wiretapping and interception of Internet and other datacommunication
possible. Germany changed its constitution in the beginning of this year
and in Holland a law was made and accepted by both chambers of the
Parliament that obliges all firms with computer and communication networks
(providers, telco's, newspapers etc.) to make their systems tappable. 

You can read the second report at:


Marie-Jose Klaver

NRC Handelsblad