Situation report on extremism in security agencies

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Seehofer presents a situation report on extremism in authorities

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Right-wing extremists want land and land

SSecurity agencies warn of the penetration and strengthening of right-wing extremists through the purchase of real estate. “The right-wing extremists are figuratively speaking looking for a castle in rural areas in order to lead their ideological campaign from there,” says Dirk-Martin Christian, head of the Saxon constitutional protection agency, of the FAZ wants land. “

Markus Wehner

According to the security authorities, there are 146 properties in Germany that belong to right-wing extremists or are permanently used by them. Concerts are held in them or “eyewitness talks” are offered, with which right-wing extremists want to spread their version of German history. Others sell clothes typical of the scene or the music of right-wing extremist bands. The operation of restaurants can also serve to raise money or possibly money laundering.

“Right-wing extremists go specifically to the villages, they supposedly want to do something for their homeland. This is how they try to gain acceptance and influence, ”said Brandenburg Interior Minister Michael Stübgen (CDU) of the FAZ. Martial arts centers could also be created in the properties acquired by right-wing extremists, says the Saxon head of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution. “There, young men who reject the state and society should be trained in all seclusion to be active fighters against our free democratic basic order.”

Stübgen says that it is not always possible to get information about planned purchases in good time. “But it is also the task of society, business associations and credit institutions to have a close look at property buyers. It shouldn’t be looked away any longer. ”According to the Saxon constitutional protection, the current laws are not sufficient to effectively combat right-wing extremists and their purchases, since they mostly act as individuals and not in established structures. “Security agencies cannot fight 21st century extremism with 20th century laws. Legal requirements and technical skills have to keep pace with general developments. ”

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Rules for data disclosure to security authorities unconstitutional

DThe law, which allows German security authorities to provide information about the owner of a telephone connection or an IP address, is unconstitutional. The Federal Constitutional Court decided this in a decision published on Friday. The manual inventory data violation violates the right to self-determination and the telecommunications secret of the owners of telephone and internet connections, it says as a justification. The intervention threshold is not regulated proportionately. (Az. 1 BvR 1873/13 and others)

The Telecommunications Act and corresponding provisions in other laws must now be revised by the end of 2021 at the latest. As long as the contested regulations remain in force. The judges of the First Senate, however, set standards for their application.

The police, the Federal Criminal Police Office and the intelligence services use the information to investigate crimes or prevent terrorist attacks. To do this, they can, for example, query the “fixed” inventory data such as name, address and date of birth from telephone companies and providers, as well as the IP addresses used.

The regulations had to be revised after a first ruling by the Federal Constitutional Court in 2012. Now it turned out that the reformed law still does not meet the requirements.

The provision of information about user data is in principle permissible, it says in the judgment. Legislators, however, had to create a proportionate legal basis both for the transmission of inventory data by the telecommunications companies and for retrieval by the federal authorities. The provisions in the Telecommunications Act mostly do not meet these requirements.

When manually querying, federal authorities such as the Federal Criminal Police Office or the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution can request the names and contract data of customers from the telecommunications providers. However, the usage data or communication content is not transmitted.

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Rules for data disclosure to security authorities unconstitutional

DThe law, which allows German security authorities to provide information about the owner of a telephone connection or an IP address, is unconstitutional. The Federal Constitutional Court decided this in a decision published on Friday. The manual inventory data violation violates the right to self-determination and the telecommunications secret of the owners of telephone and internet connections, it says as a justification. The intervention threshold is not regulated proportionately. (Az. 1 BvR 1873/13 and others)

The Telecommunications Act and corresponding provisions in other laws must now be revised by the end of 2021 at the latest. As long as the contested regulations remain in force. The judges of the First Senate, however, set standards for their application.

The police, the Federal Criminal Police Office and the intelligence services use the information to investigate crimes or prevent terrorist attacks. To do this, they can, for example, query the “fixed” inventory data such as name, address and date of birth from telephone companies and providers, as well as the IP addresses used.

The regulations had to be revised after a first ruling by the Federal Constitutional Court in 2012. Now it turned out that the reformed law still does not meet the requirements.

The provision of information about user data is in principle permissible, it says in the judgment. Legislators, however, had to create a proportionate legal basis both for the transmission of inventory data by the telecommunications companies and for retrieval by the federal authorities. The provisions in the Telecommunications Act mostly do not meet these requirements.

When manually querying, federal authorities such as the Federal Criminal Police Office or the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution can request the names and contract data of customers from the telecommunications providers. However, the usage data or communication content is not transmitted.

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Rules for data disclosure to security authorities unconstitutional

DThe law, which allows German security authorities to provide information about the owner of a telephone connection or an IP address, is unconstitutional. The Federal Constitutional Court decided this in a decision published on Friday. The manual inventory data violation violates the right to self-determination and the telecommunications secret of the owners of telephone and internet connections, it says as a justification. The intervention threshold is not regulated proportionately. (Az. 1 BvR 1873/13 and others)

The Telecommunications Act and corresponding provisions in other laws must now be revised by the end of 2021 at the latest. As long as the contested regulations remain in force. The judges of the First Senate, however, set standards for their application.

The police, the Federal Criminal Police Office and the intelligence services use the information to investigate crimes or prevent terrorist attacks. To do this, they can, for example, query the “fixed” inventory data such as name, address and date of birth from telephone companies and providers, as well as the IP addresses used.

The regulations had to be revised after a first ruling by the Federal Constitutional Court in 2012. Now it turned out that the reformed law still does not meet the requirements.

The provision of information about user data is in principle permissible, it says in the judgment. Legislators, however, had to create a proportionate legal basis both for the transmission of inventory data by the telecommunications companies and for retrieval by the federal authorities. The provisions in the Telecommunications Act mostly do not meet these requirements.

When manually querying, federal authorities such as the Federal Criminal Police Office or the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution can request the names and contract data of customers from the telecommunications providers. However, the usage data or communication content is not transmitted.

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