German federal prosecutor considers formal NSA investigation

Germany’s federal prosecutor is considering if there is enough evidence to warrant a formal, criminal investigation into the German government’s alleged involvement in the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) data collection program, a spokeswoman said Monday. Privacy and human rights campaigners including the Chaos Computer Club (CCC), the International League for Human Rights (ILMR) and … Continue reading German federal prosecutor considers formal NSA investigation

EU’s copyright do-over delayed a month

The planned overhaul of the European Union’s copyright laws has been set back by a month as a public consultation was extended. The European Commission had asked for feedback by Feb. 5, but following strong lobbying from all sides, has decided to extend that to March 5. The internal market department said that some interested … Continue reading EU’s copyright do-over delayed a month