lecture: 3 Years After Snowden: Is Germany fighting State Surveillance?

A Closer Look at the Political Reactions to Mass Surveillance in Germany

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Germany has a good reputation for strong data protection. It also features the only parliamentary inquiry committee investigating the Snowden revelations. But what are actual results of parliamentary, journalistic and public engagement?

What did we learn from 3 years of debate on secret service surveillance? What did the the inquiry committee find out? What are political consequences?

Is Germany really a desirable role model in the anti-surveillance movement? Or at least efficiently controlling its own secret services?

We’ll provide answers. They might change your perception of how Germany deals with the fundamental right to privacy.

The speakers work for, the leading news outlet on digital rights in Germany. They have published many classified documents on surveillance, dodged treason-charges, and live-transcribe every hearing of the parliamentary inquiry committee on mass surveillance, totaling over 3.000 pages of text.

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