Head of the Germany’s Schleswig-Holstein State Commission for Data Protection in interview with Tasnim Online pointed to the US National Security Agency’s acts of espionage said "Awareness of US data espionage will eventually increase our caution in personal data protection and our security measures to that aim.”
In answer to a question requiring if NSA’s acts of espionage are counted as violations to human rights and international rules he said "In the November of 2013, the United Nations clarified this in a resolution, that such acts of espionage are violations to human rights. Also such acts disregarded the European Constitution as well as the particular constitutional right to informational independence, also obliterating trust in IT and telecommunication systems.”
Weichert providing comments on the German government tracking NSA’s operations said "German security organizations have naturally been aware of the issue, but due to its political and economical import for Germany, that amount of espionage of our country is nothing to overlook.”
He further stated that US espionage has especially contributed to the country’s political and economic hegemony.
He also called Edward Snowden a hero and said "He is surely a prominent whistleblower who made us realize what information and security organizations have done with the internet and with our digital freedom. Since 7 months ago I have been requesting EU support and refuge for Snowden.”