German Opposition to Data Retention

German civil society is moving to end all communications data retention:

More than 40 organisations and associations yesterday asked the German Federal Minister of Justice to “push for the abolition of EU telecommunications data retention requirements” which compel phone and Internet companies to collect data about their customers’ communications. According to the letter, data retention puts confidential activity and contacts, for example to journalists, crisis lines and business partners, at risk of disclosure by way of data leaks and abuses. It is expensive and damages the freedom of communication.

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