Defending Privacy German High Court Limits Phone and E-Mail Data Storage

Germany's highest court has rejected a controversial law requiring data on telephone calls and e-mail traffic to be stored for six months for possible use by law enforcement. Data stored so far must be deleted immediately, and strict controls must be put in place before the law can come into force again.
Germany's top judges have ordered big changes to a new law on storing phone data.

Germany's top judges have ordered big changes to a new law on storing phone data.

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cro -- with wire reports