SAN DIEGO, CA (PRWEB) June 11, 2013
Police.us.org believes that the PRISM program to monitor email and instant messaging traffic of private individuals should end immediately, the company said yesterday.
“We should live in a nation of laws,” a company spokesman said. “If officials want that information, they should get a warrant and notify the people they are investigating. That's what liberty is all about.”
The PRISM program allowed the NSA to monitor private communications without advising the companies involved – including Google and Microsoft. Information was then passed on to other law enforcement agencies. This information can be found in an article published June 6, 2013 from the Guardian.
“We work closely with the police and we've talked to them,” the company spokesman said. “They’ve told us that they have many legal means to get at this data, and there is no need at all for these types of privacy violations.”
The data already collected should be destroyed and not used in any prosecution, the company said.
“Just because the data exists doesn't mean that it should be available to everyone,” he said. “People have a right to privacy. Companies that don't want to share data should not have it stolen from them.”
The company also said there was no evidence that any of their data was compromised by the police.
“Thankfully, we were not a target of this intrusive campaign,” he said. “Our data is still secure. People can still trust us to take their privacy seriously.”
Police.us.org provides consumers with access to police reports and warrant searches across North America. With an extensive database of public records, consumers are able to look up the criminal history, police convictions, sex offender status and more, with just a simple search. Visit Police.us.org to chat with a live representative, call 1-877-851-0959, or email Manager(at)Police(dot)us(dot)org with any questions or concerns.