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German govt coalition tightens rules against hate crime online

Wednesday 17 June 2020 | 10:44 CET | News
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The German governing coalition, formed by the Christian Social Union, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Social Democrats (SPD), has agreed to authorise the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) to ask telemedia service providers for the IP addresses of people suspected of posting unlawful internet content, Heise Online reports. This should enable the BKA to determine which law enforcement agency is responsible for pursuing the crime, and forward the content to identify the user, Heise Online reports. It cited an amendment to the "Law to Combat Right-Wing Extremism and Hate Crime"

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