Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière is reportedly planning to introduce sweeping new measures to protect the personal data of internet users.
“A broad approach that includes the entire internet, and isn’t confined to single aspects such as geotagging or Google Street View, is necessary,” the conservative Christian Democratic politician wrote in report cited by daily Ruhr Nachrichten on Wednesday.
The government plans to restrict the “targeted distribution of personal profiles” to situations when individuals give their permission or it would clearly be in the public interest, he added.
“Here there is a red line that everyone must recognise,” he wrote.
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