Germany Passes Mobile Snooping Law
Economy, Sci & Tech

Germany Passes Mobile Snooping Law

German telecom companies will be obliged to keep telephone and Internet data for up to 10 weeks to help fight crime under a new law passed by the country's parliament on Friday after a long political wrangle over possible infringements of individuals' rights.
Under the new data retention law, companies will be required to keep data on the timing and duration of telephone calls, as well as online traffic through IP addresses.
Location data from mobile phones may only be stored for four weeks, Reuters writes.
"Telecom and Internet companies will be forbidden from storing the content of communications, while email traffic is excluded from the new law. Data retention centers will also be located in Germany," Justice Minister Heiko Maas told parliament.
Privacy is a particularly sensitive issue in Germany because of the surveillance by the Gestapo in the Nazi era and by communist East Germany's Stasi secret police.


Short URL : https://goo.gl/h4CNZB
  1. https://goo.gl/HSdPCH
  • https://goo.gl/4xWRiY
  • https://goo.gl/tfEJNP
  • https://goo.gl/JpxrOF
  • https://goo.gl/K8cFLB

You can also read ...

On Sunday, the rial traded at 46,130 to the dollar, up 1.8%. 
With its foreign exchange package now in full swing, the...
Iran Decision on FATF Agenda
The Financial Action Task Force–the global anti-money...
Iran-Greece Trade Tops $1.5 Billion
Iran exported more than €1.26 billion worth of goods to Greece...
Telegram Raises $850m From Investors Before Planned ICO
The chat app company Telegram filed documents with the US...
Ban on Contraband Cellphones in Iran Reaches LG
Following the government’s belated policy of curbing cellphone...
Iran and Turkey finalized the $1.4 billion currency swap agreement.
Iran has signed memoranda of understanding and protocols...
Intel Hit With  32 Lawsuits
Intel has revealed that the company is facing at least 32...
Facebook has to delete all data it has gathered on Belgian citizens.
A Belgian court threatened Facebook (FB.O) on Friday with a...