Monika Ermert reports:
Decix, the largest internet traffic exchange point (IXP) worldwide, has had it with the snoops. Today (23 April), the Frankfurt company confirmed a report by the Sueddeutsche Zeitung that it will file a complaint at the German Federal Administrative Court against the obligation to grant broad access to the German Intelligence Service (BND) to the traffic transiting its large switches. Decix management thinks the constitutionality of the activities is highly questionable and the G10 legislation (allowing for preventive surveillance under certain conditions) is not adapted to an international IP communication network. New revelations today that the US National Security Administration (NSA) used the data collected by the BND to spy on politicians and companies in Germany and the EU companies like EADS, Eurocopter and French authorities fired the renewed debate in Berlin.
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