While the US deals with NSA, FBI, PRISM, the Patriot Act, telephone metadata, and Boundless Informant, the EU has been moving in a more open direction.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/INDECTINDECT is a research project in the area of intelligent security systems performed by several European universities since 2009 and funded by the European Union. The purpose of the project is to involve European scientists and researchers in the development of solutions to and tools for automatic threat detection through e.g. processing of CCTV camera data streams, standardization of video sequence quality for user applications, threat detection in computer networks as well as data and privacy protection.
The area of research, applied methods and techniques are described in the public deliverables which are available to the public on the project's website. Practically, all information related to the research is public. Only documents that comprise information related to financial data or information that could negatively influence the competitiveness and law enforcement capabilities of parties involved in the project are not published. This follows regulations and practices applied in EU research projects.
European Governments are demanding that the US protect the privacy of their citizens.
Your thoughts, particularly if you are in Europe?