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Blogger on Germany's New Basic Right to Privacy of Computer Systems

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"The German Constitutional Court on 27 February 2008 published a landmark ruling about the constitutionality of secret online searches of computers by government agencies. The decision constitutes a new "basic right to the confidentiality and integrity of information-technological systems" as derived from the German Constitution."

Ralf Bendrath is a a privacy, security and internet researcher and activist working with the WSIS Internet Governance Caucus. His analysis of the new ruling contains links to the constitutional court press release; it also appeared European Digital Rights newsletter.