NSA Permitted to Spy in Iceland


NSA Permitted to Spy in Iceland


Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

Iceland is among the nations in which the U.S. intelligence agency, the National Security Agency (NSA) has been given authority to intercept through U.S. companies the communications of its overseas targets and communications about its targets, according to the Washington Post.

A classified 2010 legal certification and other documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden indicate that the NSA has been given further reaching authority than previously known. Approved by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, the certification lists 193 countries that would be of valid interest for U.S. intelligence and permitted the agency to gather intelligence about entities including the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the European Union and the International Atomic Energy Agency.


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