The PRISM surveillance program
A huge case about use of user data and denial of privacy is the NSA’s PRISM program. It was started in 2007 and disclosed by the media in 2013. This global Internet surveillance program which was launched by US government with help from Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Skype and others, has organized a systematic capture and analysis of most Internet traffic for the purpose of anti-terrorism. The disclosure of PRISM put another spotlight both on privacy concerns for citizens, and economic intelligence and sovereignty matters for nations.