Germany's court just passed massive surveillance laws. It's a massive cut in our human rights, and goes heavily against our laws. No one really seems to know what to do and they're using it because "Terrorism" and "Hatecrimes".
Thanks, I forgot to write about it. Here’s what I gather:
‘Staattrojaner’ or ‘states Trojan [horse]’ was until now only permitted to prevent terrorist attacks, but has been expanded to grant police the right to hack into personal devices, as well as secretly install spyware, for around 70 crimes, some minor, many not related to terrorism or serious threats.
Two kinds of Trojans are to be used. One gives complete access to all data on the entire device (when one considers that your phone/pc is often linked to clouds, websites or other devices, this realistically means EVERYTHING) and the other type allows for the eavesdropping on communications.
This law was apparently deliberately hid from the public, added to other laws that aren’t really related to make them pass less noticed.
The German constitutional court opposes this as.. well.. unconstitutional, as they deem it should only be allowed when involving crimes that represent a specific and serious danger.