After the World Wars, a group of Intelligence services formed an agreement to fight communism and share intelligence and to help security. As part of this agreement a global communication monitoring system was established. Using all the members they could monitor all communications on the planet. This was gradually expanded and eventually became the Echelon system. With its main centres being:
The Special Relationship
But who runs Echelon? Echelon is run by a joint alliance of countries Canada, America, New Zealand, Australia, Israel & Britian. AKA CAZAIB.