The Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information

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Intelligence services

At this point we would like to take a critical look at the data processing of the intelligence services.

Within the scope of their legal mandate, the federal intelligence services process a wide range of data from different sources, including digital communication and information flows, from which they collect and evaluate, for example, the content and metadata of telecommunications. Various control bodies check whether this is carried out correctly. More: Supervision over federal intelligence services

there is an open hard disk with digital numbers  (refer to: Supervision over federal intelligence services)

Who can monitor telecommunications in Germany under what conditions? Can the intelligence services just do that, for no particular reason? Will the person concerned ever know whether his phone calls have been intercepted? The following article shall provide answers to these questions. More: Telecommunications surveillance in Germany

Server cabinet with digital icons connected in front of it  (refer to: Telecommunications surveillance in Germany)