RIP Telekommunikationsgeheimnis

Explaination for non German Readers: Today the german parliament passed an act, which orders all communication-connection data (caller-ids, times, email-communication, other internet-transactions) have to be stored for 6 months.

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By businesses, or by everyone?

@Anonymous: I can't tell exactly, but i haven't heared of a marginalism border. You have to have that data even when you don't need it for billing (think flatrates).

You are lucky: In Sweden it's stored for one year...