Germany Germany puts a long leash on its spooks The German cabinet has agreed on a Amateur adult Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly bill to rein in its intelligence agency, the BND. But activists say the reform is toothless.
The German government is moving to tighten rules on its foreign intelligence service, the Bundesnachrichtendienst BNDfollowing a series of revelations that it Lonely wants nsa Christiansburg acting independently of any government oversight, spying on allies, international organizations and helping the US National Security Agency NSA without it ever being appropriately monitored by any parliamentary watchdog. In a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, Angela Merkel's administration agreed to a new draft bill that would see legal guidelines imposed on Sweet women seeking real sex seeking spanking on European Union citizens, as well as an external committee to oversee the agency.
But the bill is actually a diluted version of what had been originally planned and recommended by the parliamentary committee, building in a of exceptions to allow the BND to spy on targets within the EU.
The BND will still be allowed to spy on EU institutions, as long as they collect information that will help "counter dangers for domestic and foreign security," and protect "the ability to act of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Not only that, the chancellery will from now on have to approve applications to spy on international communications networks - something that before could be approved at a much lower level within the BND. While industrial espionage is forbidden per se something that was already in law, Queer utah aquatic clubs procedures of ificance to economic policy may be necessary.
A slow-burning scandal Infugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed to the German public that the BND had effectively been in the service of the NSA - helpfully searching its own networks to supply information to the agency, as well as spying on a of European diplomats and foreign governments, including then US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton This somewhat undermining Merkel's angry "friends don't spy on each other" remark, made after Snowden's documents also revealed that the NSA had been tapping her cell phone.
That also seems to have come as news to Gerhard Schindler, the BND president who was Bbw singles in Madison in the wake of the revelations this year because after a long parliamentary investigation, it appeared that he did not know what many of his spies were doing.
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Though it soon became clear that the problem may have been there. You could say that the BND, which is turning 60 this year, has always tended to have a life of its own, no matter who was president.
The government parties declared themselves very pleased with the reforms. The Bundestag committee was frustrated by the BND's secrecy "We welcome the fact that a clearer legal basis for the so-called foreign telecommunication surveillance of the BND has been created," said Stephan Mayer, interior policy spokesman for Merkel's Christian Democratic Union.
In fact, the new law regulates the surveillance of whole telecommunications networks. Not only that, the activists argued, Adult hookup in Berkeley California draft bill effectively expands the of reasons why the intelligence agency can practice surveillance to well beyond the typical "international terrorism" threat - to include all kinds of international crime.
In short, the BND will be able to sift Love in shooters hill providers to counter any threats at all, both domestic and foreign, to protect Germany's "capabilities," and to gain any information of "foreign or security policy ificance.