New Hacking powers for German intelligence agencies


Without convincing evidence, the German government wants to expand surveillance powers for the intelligence services. However, the marginal changes proposed to the oversight framework cannot make up for this. We show that the draft law fails to meet international good oversight standards and would, with the introduction of the so-called “state trojan”, undermine IT security for all. Germany should not miss this opportunity to bring its intelligence legislation up to democratic standards.

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October 27, 2020

Kilian Vieth, Charlotte Dietrich