Security Architectures in the EU

Tag: Constitutional Court

  • Police violence in Germany: Misuse of “Wiretapping Paragraph”

    Police violence in Germany: Misuse of “Wiretapping Paragraph”

    The ban on filming police operations is an international exception The practice of the German police to prohibit recordings of police operations with reference to the Penal Code is rather exceptional in international comparison. This is the conclusion of a…

  • Use of Spanish spyware in Germany illegal, Bundestag report says

    Use of Spanish spyware in Germany illegal, Bundestag report says

    Spain’s secret service is probably also spying abroad with “Pegasus”. Attacks may have been made in Germany on the former regional president of Catalonia and his Chilean-German lawyer. On 25 March 2018, former regional president of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont was…

  • Legal action against Commissioner Computer

    Legal action against Commissioner Computer

    German Constitutional Court hears case on automated data analysis by the police Is a company allowed to use technical tools on behalf of the police to create a profile of people and determine their supposed dangerousness? Is this a “data…

  • German secret service law does not have to go into the shredder

    German secret service law does not have to go into the shredder

    The Federal Constitutional Court has ruled that the domestic secret service violates the principle of separation. The legislature should therefore amend the law The German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz) is no longer allowed…

  • A virus called control: The suspension of constitutional rights in Germany

    A virus called control: The suspension of constitutional rights in Germany

    Is the suspension of constitutional rights for the whole of society to counter the new corona virus justified? The freedom to assemble without registration or permission under Article 8 of the German Constitution has been replaced since 20 March by…