Germany’s highest court rules individual right to privacy applies to everyone, even non-Germans

Germany’s highest court rules individual right to privacy applies to everyone, even non-Germans

Germany’s Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof), the highest court in the country, has ruled that parts of a 2016 law that allowed monitoring of the internet activity of foreign targets outside of Germany are unconstitutional.

Victory! German Mass Surveillance Abroad is Ruled Unconstitutional

Victory! German Mass Surveillance Abroad is Ruled Unconstitutional

In its press release about the decision, the court found that the privacy rights of the German constitution also protects foreigners in other countries and that the German intelligence agency, Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), had no authority to conduct telecommunications surveillance on them:.

German intelligence can't spy on foreigners outside Germany

German intelligence can't spy on foreigners outside Germany

The German government must come up with a new law regulating its secret services, after the country's highest court ruled that the current practice of monitoring telecommunications of foreign citizens at will violates constitutionally-enshrined press freedoms and the privacy of communications.

Log-free email provider Posteo: 'You must log user IP addresses', court rules

Log-free email provider Posteo: 'You must log user IP addresses', court rules

More security news So it's no surprise that the company is angry about a decision from the German Constitutional Court, which says it has to log IP addresses so that it can provide them to investigators, when asked.