German intelligence agency is tapping Internet Exchange Point

Since 2009 the German intelligence agency BND accesses traffic from the internet node DE-CIX in Frankfurt am Main – as a follow-up to „Operation Eikonal“ at the German company „Deutsche Telekom“. This was stated by the operator of DE-CIX at the NSA investigation comittee of the German Bundestag. The German Chancellery intervened several times and prevented the G-10 commission and the Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) to investigate this interception operation.

Country: Germany

Domains: Privacy IG

Stakeholder: Government

Tags: surveillance, monitoring, Internet, intelligence agencies, human rights, security

Posted on Tuesday 31 March 2015

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