A group of nations has joined with the United States to form what is known as the Five Eyes, also known simply as FVEY. This is an intelligence cooperative in the areas of military intelligence, human intelligence, and signals intelligence.
FVEY can be traced back to the 1941 Atlantic Charter, which was a secret treaty first began with the United Kingdom – Untied States of America Agreement (UKUSA) that was signed in 1946. It was in 1946 when the UKUSA Agreement was formally enacted, then later was extended to other nations.
There are five nations that are part of FVEY. Those nations are:
Australia monitors South and East Asia. Canada monitors Russia, China, and Latin America. New Zealand is responsible for monitoring Southeast Asia and the western Pacific. The United Kingdom monitors Europe, European Russia, the Middle East, and Hong Kong. Finally, the United States monitors China, the Middle East, Russia, Africa, and the Caribbean.
Throughout the years, there have been many high-profile people under surveillance by FVEY. Some surprising people that have been under surveillance include musician John Lennon, comedian Charlie Chaplin, actress Jane Fonda, and Princess Diana.