The German Constitutional Court’s overturning of a law on the retention of telecommunications data will undoubtedly burnish its reputation as protector of the private sphere. But while Germany thus defies an EU directive that requires telecommunications and IT firms to save basic framework data in the interest of facilitating counterterror investigations, it makes a remarkably regular practice of employing wiretaps and other forms of outright electronic surveillance.
See my new article on Pajamas Media here.
- March 9th, 2010
- Tags: Germany & the War on Terror