BVerfG on Inventory Data Inquiry

This week, the German Federal Constitutional Court ("BVerfG") rejected a complaint against regulations in Schleswig-Holstein. These authorise the police and the constitutional protection authority to request inventory and usage data from telecommunications and tele media service providers during investigative proceedings. In its decision, the BVerfG stated that the complaint was partly inadmissible and partly unfounded. The interrogation of inventory data is only proportionate if it is linked to an existing concrete danger in the area of danger prevention.

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