Sunday, 13 September 2009

Thousands Of Germans Say Nein

Thousands protest in Germany over personal data.
More than 10,000 people have taken to the streets of Berlin, to demand better protection of personal data after a number of scandals.

Police put the number of demonstrators at 10,000 while unions and political parties who organized the protest said there were around 20,000.

Following a string of scandals involving the sale of confidential information such as bank details and addresses, the German government has come under pressure from German citizens.

This is while according to a terrorist law adopted by the country's parliament in 2008, the police and secret services are allowed surveillance and access to such personal information.
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