Well, duh

BBC NEWS | Europe | German court limits cyber spying:

Under the technique, software sent in an email enables the authorities to spy on a suspect’s computer hard drive. The Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe said cyber spying violated individuals’ right to privacy and could be used only in exceptional cases.

Court President Hans-Juergen Papier said that using such software contravened rights enshrined in Germany’s constitution, adding that the decision would serve as a precedent across the country. The ruling emphasised that cyber spying by the authorities would have to receive the permission of a judge.

I guess this is the other side of being stupid about the importance of computer intrusions when performed by non-governmental entitities.


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