Due to far-reaching surveillance powers, intelligence services are subject to strict rules when exchanging information. Does the Federal Constitutional Protection Act meet all the requirements?

Up to now, the Office for the Protection of the Constitution has been allowed to pass on too much secretly collected data about people to the security and law enforcement authorities. The Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe announced on Thursday that these extensive transmission powers are not compatible with the fundamental right to informational self-determination.

The Federal Constitutional Protection Act must be revised by the end of 2023 at the latest, until then the provisions at issue will remain in force with restrictions. (Az. 1 BvR 2354/13)

According to the information, a man who was finally convicted in the Munich trial of the “National Socialist Underground” (NSU) terrorist cell had complained. Who exactly was not disclosed. This constitutional complaint was about the law on the right-wing extremism file, which was refers to the transmission regulations in the Constitutional Protection Act. It had been pending since 2013.