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Germany drops NSA prosecution due to lack of evidence

Loek Essers | May 29, 2014
Data protection officials are bewildered by the German federal prosecutor's decision not to start a criminal investigation into the alleged mass surveillance of German citizens by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA).

If the attorney general indeed refuses to open an investigation this borders on a refusal to work, said Digitalcourage's Rena Tangens in an email, calling the situation "grotesque." Privacy and human rights group Digitalcourage filed a criminal complaint against the German federal government for its alleged involvement in illegal and prohibited covert intelligence activities.


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