The Data Acquisition Echelon aren’t the enemy. They’re the opposition. Ignorance is the enemy.Agent-Expediter Fors Raikav, Second Directorate
Grand Game Accords: A rumored covert agreement between many of the Worlds’ more gentlesophly intelligence agencies and data brokers reflecting the spirits of rivalry and partnership whose balance changes from moment to moment as the board develops. It provides for limited field cooperation and permits their agents, if compromised in the act of espionage, to surrender to each other with an assurance of good treatment, including during limited interrogations and memory redaction, and regular exchanges of captured operatives.
After all, we all spy on each other in the interest of galactic peace, or at least galactic stability. No-one gains anything from making it personal.
– Rilial’s Informal Dictionary of Intelligence and Security Terminology
And involving the uninitiated? Bad Form old soph!
Scaring the mundanes is always bad form, old soph!
But I should note that the actual existence of such an agreement wouldn’t surprise me, similar unofficial rules existed around Europe during the Cold War.