Has ‘Crypto Leaks’ exposed Swiss neutrality as a sham?  

Jazia den Bairs

Market 4 years ago
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The spying affair surrounding the Swiss company Crypto has also touched the heart of Swiss identity: neutrality. Swiss politicians, historians and the media are debating the possible consequences of the manipulated cipher devices for the country’s credibility.

It is still unclear who knew what and when about the activities of the CIA and West German intelligence services with the Zug-based encryption company.

This is the key question, because Switzerland is not responsible under international law for the actions of private companies on its territory, as historian Georg Kreis explains in an interview with the Tages-Anzeiger. But the situation would be different, he added, if the government or the secret service had been informed.

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