Merkel to urge eu commission to quickly draft new directive
In france, the twelve-month data retention period that has been in place since 2006 was unable to prevent either the massacre at the charlie hebdo editorial office or the murders of jewish supermarket customers and police officers. Thanks to her, all that is known now is that the fugitive hayat b. Last year huygens made about 500 phone calls to the wife of the assassin cherif kouachi. To what extent this can contribute substantially to finding the truth is an open question. But because both individuals were known extremists, there was no need to monitor the telephone and internet connections of the entire population in any case.
Nevertheless, in the wake of the attacks, german politicians are coming forward with calls for the reintroduction of this tool, which has been halted by the federal constitutional court: thomas strobl, a member of the cdu in baden-wurttemberg (who was surprisingly defeated by the relatively unknown guido wolf in a member poll to select the top candidate for the 2016 state elections late last year) told the mirror in this context, "every day without data retention" be "for the safety of citizens a lost day". According to him, this is not about "total surveillance" or "temposunder" [sic], but around "organized crime, child pornography and terrorism".