Last week Karolien Grosemans tabled a bill about internet security. In the subject field of the mail she sent to the IT expert, Ms Grosemans wrote the words “cyber-attack” and “cyber-security”.
The expert discovered that the mail had been opened at the Fort Huachuca military base in Arizona that is home to a department of the US intelligence service. The email’s so-called extended header showed that it had been opened and where it had been en route to its final destination.
Speaking on Saturday, Ms Grosemans told journalists that "This confirms my assumption that the Americans aren’t only following Merkel and other world leaders, but also ordinary people such as you and I. Big brother is not science fiction, but all too real.”