Privacy challenge to data-storage law reaches constitutional court

Privacy challenge to data-storage law reaches constitutional court

A controversial law forcing communications companies to keep records of customers’ phone and internet use for six months was to be scrutinised on Tuesday by the constitutional court after 34,000 people lodged appeals against the law.

Controversial new ID cards coming in 2010

Controversial new ID cards coming in 2010

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

Murderer has ‘right to be forgotten’, Germany’s highest court rules

Murderer has ‘right to be forgotten’, Germany’s highest court rules

German probe finds millions of medical records freely available online

German probe finds millions of medical records freely available online

Germany orders Google to stop listening in on audio recordings

Germany orders Google to stop listening in on audio recordings

OPINION: How Hesse’s privacy ban on school software hurts students

OPINION: How Hesse’s privacy ban on school software hurts students

Update: parents can access dead daughter’s Facebook, German court rules

Update: parents can access dead daughter’s Facebook, German court rules

German Justice Minister vows stricter oversight of Facebook

German Justice Minister vows stricter oversight of Facebook

Facebook can’t force Germans to use their real names, court rules

Facebook can’t force Germans to use their real names, court rules

Germany passes law increasing video surveillance in public

Germany passes law increasing video surveillance in public

Germany blocks WhatsApp data transfers to Facebook

Germany blocks WhatsApp data transfers to Facebook

WhatsApp warned for passing user phonebooks to Facebook

WhatsApp warned for passing user phonebooks to Facebook

German spies ‘systematically violating constitution’

German spies ‘systematically violating constitution’

Doctor-patient trust at risk in new anti-terror proposals

Doctor-patient trust at risk in new anti-terror proposals

Most Germans in favour of compulsory real names online

Most Germans in favour of compulsory real names online

High Court scolds Facebook for sending ‘harassing’ emails

High Court scolds Facebook for sending ‘harassing’ emails

Tourist sues Airbnb after finding hidden camera in flat

Tourist sues Airbnb after finding hidden camera in flat

Microsoft entrusts users’ private data to Germany

Microsoft entrusts users’ private data to Germany

Democracy error 404: MPs pass data retention

Democracy error 404: MPs pass data retention

Can Germany really keep bytes within its borders?

Can Germany really keep bytes within its borders?

Berlin blogger records entire life online

Berlin blogger records entire life online

Bundesrat overturns ’57-second’ data law

Bundesrat overturns ’57-second’ data law

Data protector ‘cannot check police spyware’

Data protector ‘cannot check police spyware’

Pixelhead – the ultimate in anonymous?

Pixelhead – the ultimate in anonymous?

Should Schufa trawl your Facebook page?

Should Schufa trawl your Facebook page?

Streetside taken down after privacy complaints

Streetside taken down after privacy complaints

Google cars ‘meant to collect internet info’

Google cars ‘meant to collect internet info’

Expanding drone fleet raises privacy concerns

Expanding drone fleet raises privacy concerns

Judge to confiscate Facebook account

Judge to confiscate Facebook account

German papers win paparazzi case in Europe

German papers win paparazzi case in Europe

Drug data firm ‘sold raw info’ to big pharma

Drug data firm ‘sold raw info’ to big pharma

Cops allowed to film on Reeperbahn

Cops allowed to film on Reeperbahn

Government divided over phone data law

Government divided over phone data law

Data protection official accuses Facebook of new privacy breach

Data protection official accuses Facebook of new privacy breach

Court tells Google how to avoid liability for blog posts

Court tells Google how to avoid liability for blog posts

Facebook to give German state privacy exemption

Facebook to give German state privacy exemption

Microsoft’s Streetside better accepted than Google’s Street View

Microsoft’s Streetside better accepted than Google’s Street View

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

Police officers riled by new ID requirement

Police officers riled by new ID requirement

Facebook facial recognition called illegal

Facebook facial recognition called illegal

Anti-terror laws extended for four years

Anti-terror laws extended for four years

Microsoft offers opt-out for ‘Streetside’ online map service

Microsoft offers opt-out for ‘Streetside’ online map service

Microsoft starts filming for ‘Streetside’ online map service

Microsoft starts filming for ‘Streetside’ online map service

Fake census forms probe drug consumption and penis size

Fake census forms probe drug consumption and penis size

Court defends magazine ‘rich lists’

Court defends magazine ‘rich lists’

Data protection officials target web advertising

Data protection officials target web advertising

In privacy-crazed Germany, web users neglect online security

In privacy-crazed Germany, web users neglect online security

Google to hire hundreds in Germany

Google to hire hundreds in Germany

Facebook beefs up ‘Friend Finder’ privacy for German users

Facebook beefs up ‘Friend Finder’ privacy for German users

Firm develops internet ‘eraser’ for web photos

Firm develops internet ‘eraser’ for web photos

Germany plans increased web privacy protection

Germany plans increased web privacy protection

Justice Minister warns against ‘exploiting’ terror

Justice Minister warns against ‘exploiting’ terror

Google Street View goes online

Google Street View goes online

Digitally desecrating Germany’s landscape

Digitally desecrating Germany’s landscape

Village asks to be wiped from Google’s map

Village asks to be wiped from Google’s map

Google offers German Street View preview

Google offers German Street View preview

Quarter-million opt out of Google Street View

Quarter-million opt out of Google Street View

Google Street View opt-out deadline is nigh

Google Street View opt-out deadline is nigh

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

Facebook under fire for privacy glitch

Facebook under fire for privacy glitch

Google boss tries to allay German privacy fears

Google boss tries to allay German privacy fears

De Maizière suggests ‘digital eraser’ for online privacy

De Maizière suggests ‘digital eraser’ for online privacy

Defendant incriminates Deutsche Telekom boss in illegal search

Defendant incriminates Deutsche Telekom boss in illegal search

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

Google extends opt-out deadline for Street View

Google extends opt-out deadline for Street View

German angst alone cannot stop Google

German angst alone cannot stop Google

Cabinet to consider tougher Street View rules

Cabinet to consider tougher Street View rules

Aigner wants longer opt- out limit for Street View

Aigner wants longer opt- out limit for Street View

German privacy gets tangled in Google’s web

German privacy gets tangled in Google’s web

Politicians plan Google Street View privacy law

Politicians plan Google Street View privacy law

Debate heats up over Google Street View

Debate heats up over Google Street View

Google to launch ‘Street View’ for 20 cities

Google to launch ‘Street View’ for 20 cities

Aigner unfriends Facebook

Aigner unfriends Facebook

Westerwelle stresses privacy concerns to Google founder Page

Westerwelle stresses privacy concerns to Google founder Page

Prosecutors probe Google for data breach

Prosecutors probe Google for data breach

Google gathering private data via ‘Street View’

Google gathering private data via ‘Street View’

Consumer group urges users to ditch Facebook

Consumer group urges users to ditch Facebook

Court rules anti-terror data storage illegal

Court rules anti-terror data storage illegal

One quarter of Germans fine with microchip skin implant

One quarter of Germans fine with microchip skin implant

Facebook comes under German law

Facebook comes under German law

Google ‘Street View’ hits fresh privacy snag

Google ‘Street View’ hits fresh privacy snag

Pirate Party protests ‘naked’ scanners in their underpants

Pirate Party protests ‘naked’ scanners in their underpants

Police wiretapping surveillance surges

Police wiretapping surveillance surges

25,000 march for more privacy from authorities

25,000 march for more privacy from authorities

Health insurance sold patient data illegally

Health insurance sold patient data illegally

Telekom spy scandal investigators raid executives’ houses

Telekom spy scandal investigators raid executives’ houses

Bahn and Telekom admit to spying on staff

Bahn and Telekom admit to spying on staff

Deutsche Bahn spied on its own managers

Deutsche Bahn spied on its own managers

Official raises doubts over data privacy in Germany

Official raises doubts over data privacy in Germany

Ex-Telekom official arrested in spy scandal

Ex-Telekom official arrested in spy scandal

Lonely hearts’ real info available to all on internet

Lonely hearts’ real info available to all on internet

Telekom mobile phone customers’ data available on internet

Telekom mobile phone customers’ data available on internet

Dassault claims Siemens violated trade secrets

Dassault claims Siemens violated trade secrets

Berlin to tighten data protection law amid privacy scandals

Berlin to tighten data protection law amid privacy scandals

Information on entire German population in circulation

Information on entire German population in circulation

CD with 17,000 German bank accounts found

CD with 17,000 German bank accounts found

German privacy experts wary of Google photo project

German privacy experts wary of Google photo project

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Half of Germans favour digital fingerprints on IDs

Lufthansa reportedly snooped on journalist

Lufthansa reportedly snooped on journalist

German cabinet approves contentious bills for terror data

German cabinet approves contentious bills for terror data

Makatsch loses court case over baby photos

Makatsch loses court case over baby photos

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Debit card warning for shoppers at spy-happy Lidl

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A new basic right for IT privacy

11 things to know about Germany’s newly launched coronavirus tracing phone app

11 things to know about Germany’s newly launched coronavirus tracing phone app

Germany gets ready to launch coronavirus tracing app

Germany gets ready to launch coronavirus tracing app

Germany switches to Google and Apple on virus tracing app over privacy concerns

Germany switches to Google and Apple on virus tracing app over privacy concerns

Facebook blinks first over facial recognition

Facebook blinks first over facial recognition

Germany sits on ‘terror’ data collection law

Germany sits on ‘terror’ data collection law

Privacy advocate attacks EU bank data exchange with US

Privacy advocate attacks EU bank data exchange with US

‘Peep show’ airport scanners could be sold

‘Peep show’ airport scanners could be sold