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Germany’s top court accepts complaint against country’s data retention regime

Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court has accepted a complaint filed by the activist group Digital Courage and the Working Group against Data Retention (AKV) seeking to overturn Germany”s controversial data retention laws.

The two co-plaintiffs had collected over 29,000 signatures from citizens in their complaints against the blanket storage of telecommunications data permitted by the law. While a date for a hearing on the matter has not been set, it is still possible for the court to handle this complaint in 2018.

Source: Germany’s top court accepts complaint against country’s data retention regime – report – Telecompaper

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