Joining forces against unlimited surveillance of telephone and internet communication by the German Intelligence Service
One of the first GFF cases challenges the nearly unlimited surveillance of telephone and internet communication, which the the German Federal Intelligence Service (Bundesnachrichtendienst, BND) is empowered to put into place under the new Federal Intelligence Service Act (BND-Gesetz). The intention of this law is that the right to privacy in telecommunications under Article 10 of the German Constitution (Basic Law) simply does not apply to the Federal Intelligence Service.
In cooperation with partners organisations GFF will be challenging these nearly unlimited spying powers of the Federal Intelligence Service before the Federal Constitutional Court.
GFF coordinates joint action with partner organizations and individuals
On board will be strong partners of GFF, but also several individuals. Together, we will bring a facial challenge against the new Federal Intelligence Service Act, which passed the federal parliament “Bundestag” in October 2016. We are convinced that many of its provisions are incompatible with the German Basic Law and are asking the Federal Constitutional Court to declare them unconstitutional.
We will soon publish further information on this case.