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German special services will be allowed to read the correspondence in messengers

The German government intends to allow intelligence agencies to track messages in messengers. This will be done in order to timely detect threats to the state. The representative of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Federal Republic of Germany Ulrike Demmer writes about this. She stated that the decision to expand the powers of the special services was made on Wednesday. However, the initiative has yet to be approved by the parliament.

Ulrike Demmer noted that the tracking of correspondence will allow detecting “serious threats to our rule of law.” However, the secret services will not be able to intercept messages without a reason. They will need an order from their superior management.

So far, according to the law, the German intelligence services can only track calls from messenger users. Reforming legislation, according to the idea, should increase the effectiveness of the fight against extremism.

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