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Telefonica - Potential victim of american espionage
Hogeschool Van Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
University of Salford, Salford, United Kingdom.
University of Salford, Salford, United Kingdom.
ESIEA, Laval, France.
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2012 (English)In: 11th European Conference on Information Warfare and Security 2012, ECIW 2012, 2012, 104-112 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

During the year of 2010, a set of reports were released that contained important information regarding European multinationals and local governments. These reports were published by Wikileaks and were described as 'cables'. These cables were sent from American embassies to the United States' government. Suspicions were raised that the United States might have been spying on European countries, companies and their respective partners. One of the companies being mentioned in the cable files is Telefonica. Telefonica is a major Spanish telecom, television and Internet service provider operating in Europe and Latin America. The United States could have political and/or economic reasons to spy the Southern American continent. The main question during our research is to find out what reasons the United States might have to spy on Latin American countries and if the rumors were true that they have indeed spied upon Telefonica. And if these rumors are true, what profits there to be found within the cables and other relevant sources? During our research, we found relevant data containing possible evidence related to American espionage. The data found within the cables contain information about America's interest in Telefonica and the pressure being put on their investments in Latin America. The cables contain quotes referring to America's interest in Venezuela and Cuba. The cables contain messages being sent to an American official, stating that the United States should be aware of Telefonicas vast growing market share and influences in Southern American countries. Other relevant cables contain quotes referring to 'informed sources'. Who are these sources and how did they obtain relevant information about Telefonicas expenses? Most of the other relevant cables refer to other investments being done in Latin America, especially in Brazil and Mexico. The United States have good knowledge about the investments being done in Latin America by Telefonica. Unfortunately, none of these cables contained actual proof that the US had directly spied on Telefonica. The cables only contain relevant information regarding America's interest in Telefonica. Even though these cables contain shady and maybe suspicious quotes; this cannot be identified as evidence regarding possible espionage.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. 104-112 p.
Keyword [en]
E-discovery, EDRM, Espionage, Forensics, Telefonica, Wikileaks
National Category
Business Administration Information Systems, Social aspects
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-18535Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84873143265ISBN: 9781622765379 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-18535DiVA: diva2:608688
Conference
11th European Conference on Information Warfare and Security 2012, ECIW 2012;Laval;5 July 2012through6 July 2012;Code95209
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Available from: 2013-02-28 Created: 2013-02-26 Last updated: 2016-09-22Bibliographically approved

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