MP wants ministers’ answers on possible spying

19.11.2020 - 13:30
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Andrés Ingi Jónsson, an independent Member of Alþingi, has submitted questions to the prime minister, and the foreign and transport ministers about Iceland’s monitoring and response to possible American spying through fibre optics networks in the country.

Fréttablaðið quotes Andrés Ingi as saying everything is vulnerable, from state secrets, to business information, and the personal data of members of the public. Iceland has never been immune to foreign espionage, he says, and American interest in the country is increasing as Russian and Chinese influence in the North Atlantic and Arctic regions increases. 

Andrés Ingi connects his enquiry to recent information that American intelligence services have used fibre optics to spy on various countries after gaining access to the information through Danish military intelligence. 

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