0
Broadband

German regulator says using Amazon Web Services to store police data risks US espionage

Thursday 11 April 2019 | 15:31 CET | News

FREE webinar by Telecompaper on the Trends and Developments in the Dutch Telecoms market 2019Q2. Thursday 26th September at 15:00. Register now!

Germany plans to equip federal police with Motorola devices that record what they see on the job. Data are then uploaded on Amazon Web Services, the cloud business of Amazon. Currently, 285 such bodycams are already in use. There is a risk of spying and violating data protection laws in Germany, if US authorities invoke the Cloud Act to gain access to the police recordings, said Kelber.

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

We hope you've enjoyed your free articles. Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Internet
Companies: Amazon Web Services / Motorola Solutions
Countries: Germany
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

Amazon Web Services opens new office in Munich for cloud computing applications

Published 16 Sep 2019 10:58 CET | Germany
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has opened a new office in Munich with 500 employees, Reuters reports. The site focuses on cloud ...

Amazon reaches agreement with German regulator to amend terms for sellers

Published 17 Jul 2019 16:21 CET | Germany
The German Federal Cartel Office said that Amazon agreed to amend the terms of business for sellers on Amazon's online ...

EDPB adopts new video surveillance guidelines, calls for 'comprehensive' EU-US cloud deal

Published 11 Jul 2019 15:28 CET | Europe
The European Union's Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) and the EEA's data protection authorities, assembled in the European Data ...

North Rhine-Westphalia police to receive 20,000 iPhone 8 smartphones

Published 10 Jun 2019 16:09 CET | Germany
The police in North Rhine-Westphalia will be equipped with 20,000 iPhone 8 smartphones by spring 2020 to be able to communicate ...

Amazon lifts profit higher than expected in Q1 but warns again for slower Q2

Published 26 Apr 2019 09:15 CET | World
Amazon reported revenues for the first quarter in line with guidance: higher, but at a slower pace than previous quarters. The ...

Brandenburg police bodycam data to be stored only in local servers

Published 23 Apr 2019 10:26 CET | Germany
Recordings from body cameras used by police in Brandenburg should only be saved in local servers of the police or of the state of ...

Germany publishes additional security requirements for network operators before 5G auction

Published 08 Mar 2019 09:33 CET | Germany
The requirements refer in particular to operators of public telecommunications networks with a high potential threat, the Agency ...

German govt wants to change Telecommunication Law to improve network security

Published 13 Feb 2019 10:28 CET | Germany
German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer wants to change the Telecommunication Law in light of the debate on network security ...

Motorola to provide Tetra radios to Schleswig-Holstein police

Published 21 Nov 2018 14:16 CET | Canada
Motorola Solutions won a tender organised by the Central Procurement Office of Germany's Schleswig-Holstein AoR state to provide ...

Motorola Solutions wins Tetra Radio tender in Brandenburg, Germany

Published 10 May 2018 08:37 CET | Germany
Motorola Solutions was selected in the latest tender of the German federal state of Brandenburg and will supply Tetra digital ...