Janosch Delcker writes:
Few German politicians know the country’s ambiguous relationship with state surveillance better than former justice minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger.
The 64-year-old can claim a role in bringing down three major laws in her career to protect citizen’s rights, learning the lessons from bitter battles at home, against the conservative interior ministry, and in Brussels, against current European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström.
Now, she’s suiting up again to topple Germany’s latest data-retention law, passed last November, which requires phone and Internet providers to store call records, IP addresses and other identification records, without any suspicion of wrongdoing by users.
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