Mar 092015
 
 March 9, 2015  Non-U.S.

The Local reports:

Reports over the weekend that Germany is working on a new draft law for mass data retention provoked an outcry among activists and politicians across the political spectrum.

Der Spiegel reported on Saturday that the Justice and Interior ministries were working on a new version of the plan.

Previous versions would have seen data from all internet sessions and phone calls saved for between six months and two years, in case the authorities needed them in an investigation.

But, while the Interior Minister, Christian Democratic Union (CDU) politician Thomas de Maizière, remained silent, Social Democratic Party (SPD) Justice Minister Heiko Maas told the Süddeutsche Zeitung on Sunday that he was planning “nothing new” on the subject.

Read more on The Local (DE).

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