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Harsh Words From German Commissioner on Data Protection | Germany | Deutsche Welle | 24.04.2007
The Federal Commissioner for Data Protection has accused the German government of "culpable neglect" in protecting data privacy. He said the government should halt plans for greater access to phone and Internet records.

Fundamental civil liberties in Germany are increasingly under attack from state authorities and private businesses seeking to snoop into peoples' lives, said German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection Peter Schaar during an annual data protection presentation in Berlin on Tuesday.

 

Schaar accused security officials of violating the law in their attempts to fight terror, adding that the Federal Criminal Police Office had passed on information to Germany's domestic intelligence agency -- the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BKA) -- that was unnecessary for its fight against terrorism.



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by dvx (dvx.clt ät gmail dotcom) on Wed Apr 25th, 2007 at 03:20:34 AM EST
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