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Germany’s Intelligence Agency can legally spy on its citizens.

De-Cix case

German Federal Administrative Court has concluded that BND (Bundesnachrichtendienst), German’s intelligence agency can spy on its own citizens and its completely legal now. This is definitely a bad news for Internet Privacy.

De-Cix case

An Internet exchange point is a key element of the World Wide Web(WWW).Different Internet service providers like Verizon and AT&T send data through one central point i.e.; Internet exchange point. De-Cix exchange handles up to 6 TB of data per second and is the world’s largest Internet hub located in Frankfurt. Data is received mostly from Europe but also from Africa and Asia as well.

De-Cix filed a case against tapping of its data flows by BND in 2016. BND was siphoning up the whole data and forwarding it to NSA without any target. Considering the huge amount of chat messages, emails, phone calls, online communications, a filter of German communications only is unrealistic.

De-Cix took reference from the article 10 of Germany’s post-war Basic Law, that guarantees the privacy of communications. However, there are exceptions for intelligence services in case of national security. Court claimed that the lawfulness of the Internet exchange monitoring was the concern federal government and its institutions and not of De-Cix.

 

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