Mar 052012
 
 March 5, 2012  Posted by  Court, Featured News, Non-U.S., Online, Surveillance

On February 24, 2012, the German Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgerichtruled that certain provisions in the Federal Telecommunications Act concerning the disclosure of telecom user data to law enforcement agencies violate the German constitution. The Court held that strict conditions apply when law enforcement authorities and intelligence agencies ask telecommunications service providers (which may include hospitals and hotels) to turn over certain user data, i.e. passwords and PIN codes.

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