German court bans police from spying on PCs

Monday, 5 February 2007, 5:49 PM EST

Germany's High Court has handed down a landmark decision banning police from installing spyware on computers of suspected criminals without their knowledge.

The decision, announced Monday, is a blow to the plans of the German Interior Minister Wolfgang Schäuble to give the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) greater power to monitor terrorists and other criminals online, and peek inside their computers.

At NetworkWorld.

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