Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt is outraged on  the U.S. government spying on the company's data centers . He said "It's really outrageous that the National Security Agency (NSA) was looking between the Google data centers, if that's true," Schmidt told The Wall Street Journal.


"The steps that the organization was willing to do without good judgment to pursue its mission and potentially violate people's privacy, it's not okay."

Schmidt criticized other NSA activities and the collections of millions of phone records  He specifically mentioned; GOOGLE-CLOUD-EXPLOITATION1383148810

 "The National Security Agency allegedly collected the phone records of every phone call of 320 million people in order to identify roughly 300 people who might be a risk. That's just bad public policy…and perhaps illegal,"

Google has registered complaints against President Obama, the NSA and members of Congress. Schmidt was a major donor to the Obama campaign and has been an advisor both to the campaign and the administration.

The WSJ cites an NSA response which states that the reports of their spying on Google and Yahoo! data centers contained errors and that the agency complies with all relevant laws.  According to a Washington Post report on Wednesday, the NSA had tapped directly into communications links used by Google and Yahoo to move enormous amounts of email and other user information among overseas data centers.

The NSA stated that "NSA conducts all of its activities in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies—and assertions to the contrary do a grave disservice to the nation, its allies and partners, and the men and women who make up the National Security Agency."

"There clearly are cases where evil people exist, but you don't have to violate the privacy of every single citizen of America to find them." says Schmidt.