In the address Echelon is a Secret transnational spy organization. It is more and more often rebuked for carrying out industrial espionage. Thus, the German magazine “Stern” argues that Americans with the help of this structure had been stolen at least a few large transactions. And there were these claims did not start from scratch. So, in 1990, two hundred millionth telecommunications deal between Indonesia and Japan NEC was frustrated because the NSA was engaged in wiretapping of telephone conversations of its members. In 1994, the Brazilian government put up for tender a major renovation project for environmental monitoring systems in Amazonia. The contract amount was 1.4 billion dollars. With part of Europe have expressed interest French company “Thomson” and “Alcatel”, and the U.S.
– military – industrial giant “Raytheon”. Echelon wiretapping conducted negotiations Brazilians and Thomson. As a result, contract sailed to the Americans, although proposal of the French side in the opinion of Paris, was more sophisticated and impeccably documented. “Raytheon” at the last minute reduced the asking price, and, just so that would beat the French. Here given only two examples of impropriety Echelon. How many of them, really? So no wonder the politicians and business people of some countries are increasingly sounding claims against this organization closed.