FYI: Court shoots down computer surveillance...

Theodoros G. Karounos karounos at
Thu Feb 28 07:15:49 EET 2008

 BERLIN - Government surveillance of personal computers would violate
the individual right to privacy, Germany's highest court found
Wednesday, in a ruling that German investigators say will restrict
their ability to pursue terrorists.

The Karlsruhe-based Federal Constitutional Court said in a
precedent-setting decision that data stored or exchanged on a personal
computer is effectively covered under principles of the constitution
that enshrine the right to personal privacy.


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