FDP, Greens asked to oppose data retention law in coalition talks

Tuesday 31 October 2017 | 09:31 CET | News

A broad group of industry associations and civil society organisations have called on the potential governing parties in Germany to end the country's data retention legislation. The letter from 22 associations was sent to the head of the FDP and Green parties and seen by the newspaper Handelsblatt.

Both the Greens and FDP opposed the data retention law when it was passed, and now that they are trying to form a government coalition with the CDU/CSU, they are expected to fight for overturning the legislation. Signatories to the letter include the industry group Eco, the association of German journalists and Digitalcourage. 

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