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Germany passes controversial data retention law

Friday 16 October 2015 | 12:18 CET | News
The German parliament passed a bill re-introducing mandatory data retention by telecom operators. The law passed the Bundestag with 404 votes in favour, 148 votes against and seven abstentions. This bill requires telecommunications data of all citizens to be stored by telecoms companies, internet providers and other access providers for ten weeks, for use in eventual law enforcement efforts. Location information related to the use of mobile services must be saved for four weeks. Traffic data includes telephone numbers, IP addresses and the location when sending SMS, for instance. Contents of

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