Access to passport photos for intelligence agencies

A draft law granting intelligence agencies access to passport photos was discussed in the “Bundestag”. According to the draft law, the Federal Intelligence Service (Bundesnachrichtendienst), the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, State Offices for the Protection of the Constitution and the Military Counter-Intelligence Service shall be granted access to the passport photos through an automated procedure. In the current version of the respective law, access is only granted to police authorities.

Country: Germany

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: Government

Tags: draft law, Germany, intelligence agencies, passport photos

Posted on Thursday 9 March 2017

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