Controversial new ID cards coming in 2010

Controversial new ID cards coming in 2010

The German Interior Ministry confirmed on Monday that new identification cards containing radio-frequency (RFID) chips will be introduced starting November 1, 2010 - but some data protection experts are critical of the decision.

Online Advent calendars collecting children’s personal information

Online Advent calendars collecting children’s personal information

Google’s web analysis tools face German scrutiny

Google’s web analysis tools face German scrutiny

Privacy advocate attacks EU bank data exchange with US

Privacy advocate attacks EU bank data exchange with US

German Justice Minister vows stricter oversight of Facebook

German Justice Minister vows stricter oversight of Facebook

German Justice Minister demands Facebook explain data scandal

German Justice Minister demands Facebook explain data scandal

German spies ‘systematically violating constitution’

German spies ‘systematically violating constitution’

Germany to require ID for buying prepaid phones

Germany to require ID for buying prepaid phones

Minister wants to get tough on terrorists

Minister wants to get tough on terrorists

Secret Berlin Airport docs found in trash

Secret Berlin Airport docs found in trash

Government makes 2,000 Facebook data requests

Government makes 2,000 Facebook data requests

Experts to Merkel: stop data sharing deal

Experts to Merkel: stop data sharing deal

Merkel at press grilling: it’s a free country

Merkel at press grilling: it’s a free country

Merkel denies US spying ‘old news’ to army

Merkel denies US spying ‘old news’ to army

Minister: EU should follow German data law

Minister: EU should follow German data law

‘Unlike Germany, the US is apathetic to spying’

‘Unlike Germany, the US is apathetic to spying’

‘Brit brother’ taps Germany-US data cable

‘Brit brother’ taps Germany-US data cable

Majority say NSA ‘not spying on me’

Majority say NSA ‘not spying on me’

Germany seeks answers from US for NSA spying

Germany seeks answers from US for NSA spying

Job centre Facebook spying ‘is illegal’

Job centre Facebook spying ‘is illegal’

New law unmasks anonymous web surfers

New law unmasks anonymous web surfers

German terror list breaks privacy rules: court

German terror list breaks privacy rules: court

Working on the move increases malware risk

Working on the move increases malware risk

Germany fines Google for privacy violations

Germany fines Google for privacy violations

O2 plans to sell location data raise concern

O2 plans to sell location data raise concern

Europcar fined for tracking rental customers

Europcar fined for tracking rental customers

Should Schufa trawl your Facebook page?

Should Schufa trawl your Facebook page?

Government disowns new info-selling law

Government disowns new info-selling law

Drug data firm ‘sold raw info’ to big pharma

Drug data firm ‘sold raw info’ to big pharma

Data protection official accuses Facebook of new privacy breach

Data protection official accuses Facebook of new privacy breach

Aigner warns fellow ministers against using Facebook

Aigner warns fellow ministers against using Facebook

Facebook signs up to voluntary privacy code

Facebook signs up to voluntary privacy code

Facebook ‘like’ button declared illegal

Facebook ‘like’ button declared illegal

Facebook facial recognition called illegal

Facebook facial recognition called illegal

Google-funded Berlin internet institute to launch in October

Google-funded Berlin internet institute to launch in October

Anti-terror laws extended for four years

Anti-terror laws extended for four years

Coalition split by anti-terror laws row

Coalition split by anti-terror laws row

Friedrich aims to toughen anti-terror law

Friedrich aims to toughen anti-terror law

Google creating internet institute in Berlin

Google creating internet institute in Berlin

In privacy-crazed Germany, web users neglect online security

In privacy-crazed Germany, web users neglect online security

Firm develops internet ‘eraser’ for web photos

Firm develops internet ‘eraser’ for web photos

Google Analytics targeted by data protection officials

Google Analytics targeted by data protection officials

Germany plans increased web privacy protection

Germany plans increased web privacy protection

Justice Minister warns against ‘exploiting’ terror

Justice Minister warns against ‘exploiting’ terror

Terror warning sparks surveillance debate

Terror warning sparks surveillance debate

Hamburg bank made customer psych profiles

Hamburg bank made customer psych profiles

Millions of bank card customers caught in data scandal

Millions of bank card customers caught in data scandal

Payment firms slammed for collecting EC card customer data

Payment firms slammed for collecting EC card customer data

Masses opting out of Google Street View

Masses opting out of Google Street View

Fraunhofer warns Adobe Flash can be used as PC spying tool

Fraunhofer warns Adobe Flash can be used as PC spying tool

De Maizière suggests ‘digital eraser’ for online privacy

De Maizière suggests ‘digital eraser’ for online privacy

Politicians call for ‘geotagging’ laws ahead of data summit

Politicians call for ‘geotagging’ laws ahead of data summit

Drugstore Schlecker customer information exposed on web

Drugstore Schlecker customer information exposed on web

New government ID cards easily hacked

New government ID cards easily hacked

Google extends opt-out deadline for Street View

Google extends opt-out deadline for Street View

Cabinet to consider tougher Street View rules

Cabinet to consider tougher Street View rules

German privacy gets tangled in Google’s web

German privacy gets tangled in Google’s web

Minister demands Apple transparency

Minister demands Apple transparency

Aigner unfriends Facebook

Aigner unfriends Facebook

Minister: Google faces 50,000 lawsuits

Minister: Google faces 50,000 lawsuits

Westerwelle stresses privacy concerns to Google founder Page

Westerwelle stresses privacy concerns to Google founder Page

Consumer group urges users to ditch Facebook

Consumer group urges users to ditch Facebook

Google ‘Street View’ car sabotaged in suspected privacy protest

Google ‘Street View’ car sabotaged in suspected privacy protest

Educational web game by Nestlé sparks privacy concerns

Educational web game by Nestlé sparks privacy concerns

Privacy official calls for review of Google’s ‘monopoly’

Privacy official calls for review of Google’s ‘monopoly’

Facebook comes under German law

Facebook comes under German law

Hotel chain Starwood warns of possible credit card fraud

Hotel chain Starwood warns of possible credit card fraud

Experts warn of data misuse after student site hacking

Experts warn of data misuse after student site hacking

Police wiretapping surveillance surges

Police wiretapping surveillance surges

Berlin officers probed after police brutality video posted online

Berlin officers probed after police brutality video posted online

CDU touts internet crime watch

CDU touts internet crime watch

Lidl Germany boss fired over spying scandal

Lidl Germany boss fired over spying scandal

Berlin approves new anti-terror law

Berlin approves new anti-terror law

Deutsche Telekom leaks more customer data

Deutsche Telekom leaks more customer data

High court curbs data collection law again

High court curbs data collection law again

Deutsche Telekom suspends four workers in spying scandal

Deutsche Telekom suspends four workers in spying scandal

German Interior Minister Schäuble’s fingerprint hacked

German Interior Minister Schäuble’s fingerprint hacked

German discount grocery chain spies on employees

German discount grocery chain spies on employees