1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Germany will make telcos share customer data with the police

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Oct 16, 2015.

  1. RSS

    RSS New Member Member

    Even as the European Union attempts to tighten privacy laws, law-enforcement interests have won a battle in Germany: a new law forces communications service providers there to once again make data about their customers' communications available to police.

    On Friday morning, the German parliament approved a law requiring ISPs and mobile and fixed telecommunications operators to retain communications metadata for up to ten weeks.

    The country has had an on-again, off-again affair with telecommunications data retention, first introducing a law requiring it in 2008 to comply with a European Union directive.

    MORE ON NETWORK WORLD: 6 simple tricks for protecting your passwords

    The German Federal Constitutional Court overturned that law in March 2010 after finding it conflicted with Germany's privacy laws, prompting the European Commission to take the country to court in May 2012 to enforce the directive.

    To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

    Continue reading...
     

Share This Page