Hero or Traitor? - International Reports
Hero or Traitor?
Differing Perceptions on Edward Snowden, the NSA and Data Protection in Germany and the USA
After his escape to China and Russia, a majority of Americans turned against Edward Snowden. In Germany however, he is increasingly portrayed as a hero. Most Germans welcome state intervention in their daily lives to a much greater degree than Americans, but not when it comes to intelligence activities. But even in the US, some politicians are now also promoting the adoption of the Freedom Act which would curtail the powers of intelligence agencies.