Security Architectures in the EU

Schlagwort: Code of Criminal Procedure

  • German Investigations dropped: Indymedia platform was not a criminal association

    German Investigations dropped: Indymedia platform was not a criminal association

    The German linksunten.indymedia, founded in 2008, was banned under the Associations Act, and the entire technical infrastructure and funds of a left-wing center were confiscated. Seized storage devices apparently could not be decrypted. Almost five years after the ban of linksunten.indymedia, the German public prosecutor Manuel Graulich has closed a preliminary investigation for the formation […]

  • Germany and Great Britain: Confiscation of asylum seekers‘ mobile phones can be illegal

    Germany and Great Britain: Confiscation of asylum seekers‘ mobile phones can be illegal

    In many cases, European authorities confiscate the phones of refugees after they have crossed the border in order to check their identity or to identify those helping them to flee. The people concerned do not always get their devices back. This means additional stress in the asylum procedure. The Home Office in London admitted on […]

  • Germany: The state hacks along

    Germany: The state hacks along

    With the temporary exception of the Federal Police, all German police agencies and secret services are now allowed to hack into computers and telephones. This is an extremely deep invasion of privacy On 10 June, the Bundestag massively expanded the use of state trojan horse programmes. A bill on the „adaptation of the law on […]

  • Germany: Trojans for all

    Germany: Trojans for all

    The German Bundestag passed new wiretapping laws for secret services and the Federal Police In future, German secret services will be able to remotely access private computers or telephones with spy software. They will be allowed to intercept not only ongoing but also „inactive“ communications, i.e. to read out data stored on the devices. This […]