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German Federal Council approves telecom surveillance law

Monday 7 November 2016 | 11:07 CET | News
The German Federal Council has voted in favour of controversial legislation granting mass internet surveillance powers over foreign nationals to the secret service, the BND. The law allows the BND to monitor telephone and internet conversations from foreign nationals via internet traffic hubs based within Germany. However, the Chancellery has not yet determined which networks will be affected, according to a report in Handelsblatt.

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