- July 24, 2013
Germany on Wednesday launched an effort to improve United Nations data protection regulations in light of the massive Internet surveillance undertaken by the US. Some top German officials would also like to see a data exchange treaty between the US and the EU suspended. more... [ Comment ]
- June 11, 2013
How much monitoring is too much and at what point does freedom become compromised? With its Prism spy program, the US has crossed the line. more... [ Comment ]
- October 12, 2011
A Trojan horse that can provide German investigators with unconstitutional access to targeted computers? SPIEGEL ONLINE spoke with Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger about the allegations and whether the scandal could drive another wedge into Chancellor Merkel's governing coalition. more...
- November 26, 2010
Terror warnings in Germany have triggered a new debate on the country's data protection laws -- and revealed yet another fracture in Chancellor Merkel's government. The Justice Ministry and the Interior Ministry are at odds, and the fronts are hardening. more...
- June 25, 2010
Germany's Justice Minister has called on companies to increase the number of women in top positions. On Wednesday, however, the 16 states' justice ministers proposed going further. They want to impose specific quotas for female managers. more...
- June 03, 2010
Guido Westerwelle and his Free Democrats surprised everyone last fall with their strong election day showing. Since joining Chancellor Angela Merkel's government, however, the FDP has been in a state of free fall, sliding from 14.6 percent to 6 in the polls. What happened? more...
- March 30, 2010
Germany's justice minister is fighting EU plans to block access to child pornography sites because she doesn't think the measures would work. She wants such sites shut down instead. The opposition Greens and SPD party agree with her. more...
- January 12, 2010
In a SPIEGEL interview, German Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger discusses her concerns about the threat of a global Google monopoly and the debate over the use of full-body scanners at airports following the recent terror attempt near Detroit. more...
- November 13, 2009
The new German justice minister says Berlin is not comfortable with an EU measure that would grant US authorities access to European banking data. Now it seems likely that the Germans may scupper the deal, which is supposed to be pushed through at an EU meeting in Brussels at the end of November. more...