Critics see it as a major impingement on individual privacy.
Law for the Better Enforcement of a Duty to Leave Contained within draft legislation intended to make it easier to get rejected asylum seekers to leave Germany is a passage that allows authorities at the border to examine the metadata of would-be migrants, for instance, to determine which countries they have been in and when. The previous rule required asylum seekers to agree to have their mobile phones inspected.
Critics object that draft legislation to that end is unconstitutional and open to error.
But with a few nips and tucks, he said the agreement could be made to comply with EU privacy laws.
() Berlin wants to use data gathered from refugees' mobile devices to identify them, but resistance is forming.
Technologies such as body cameras will also be introduced.
() If German Justice Minister Heiko Maas has his way, platforms like Facebook will face fines for hosting illegal content.
They also have to pass on that data to the Federal Criminal Office. The government argues that it was necessary to conform to an EU guideline, but critics say it goes well beyond what Brussels requires.
Source Telecommunications and Online Surveillance Law This amendment to the German Criminal Code was passed by the Bundestag on June 22, 2017.
It is also known as the "state Trojan law." It creates the legal basis for police and the state to use malware to spy on mobile phones, chat groups and Internet accounts.
Previously, only the Criminal Office was allowed to use such software to protect Germany against terrorist attacks.
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