The leaked report shows that in the Czech Republic, 195 504 warrants have been accepted to perform data interception on the citizens.
The National Metadata of the Czech Republic currently holds 195 504 records.
The leaked report shows that in the Netherlands, 62 554 warrants have been accepted to perform data interception on the citizens.
The National Metadata of the Netherlands currently holds 62 554 records.
Full list of countries which use wires to spy on people
In about six of the countries in which Vodafone operates, the law either obliges telecoms operators to install direct access pipes, or allows governments to do so. The company, which owns mobile and fixed broadband networks, including the former Cable & Wireless business, has not named the countries involved because certain regimes could retaliate by imprisoning its staff.
Direct-access systems do not require warrants, and companies have no information about the identity or the number of customers targeted. Mass surveillance can happen on any telecoms network without agencies having to justify their intrusion to the companies involved.