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German foreign spying law tested at top court. A wiretapping law introduced in 2017 to boost Germany’s foreign intelligence agency in sweeps abroad is being challenged by journalists at the Constitutional Court. A verdict from the hearing is due later this year.

German foreign spying law tested at top court. A wiretapping law introduced in 2017 to boost Germany’s foreign intelligence agency in sweeps abroad is being challenged by journalists at the Constitutional Court. A verdict from the hearing is due later this year.

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  1. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.dw.com/en/german-foreign-spying-law-tested-at-top-court/a-51997082) reduced by 85%. (I’m a bot)
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    > Under Germany's complex intelligence structure, the BND gathers foreign intelligence while the Cologne-based BfV agency oversees perceived domestic threats – alongside a swath of agencies run by each of Germany's 16 Länder.

    > Christian Mihr, executive director of RoG's German branch, said the BND's "Groundless" scanning abroad also impinged on journalists in Germany and had an "Enormous intimidatory effect.”

    > Former BND chief Gerhard Schindler told the RND newspaper network ahead of Tuesday's court opener that curtailing the BND legally would have "Fatal" consequences.

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