Wednesday, November 12, 2008

German Lower House of Parliament Passes New Cyber Investigative Powers

The German lower house of parliament has passed a bill extending search and monitoring capabilities to police in terrorism cases:
"Under the new law, a judge can issue a warrant allowing police the right to spy on a suspect's computer or hard drive, tap their telephone conversations and watch and eavesdrop on their homes."

The upper house still needs to approve the legislation before it becomes law.

German parliament moves to increase police powers

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