Axel Spies

The NSA Spies on the German Chancellor’s Cell Phone. What Now?


The popular German legal Beck-Blog recently hosted a lively discussion on whether there are legal ways and means to challenge the alleged spying by the NSA on German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The measures discussed are presented below and a short conclusion follows, as far as this is currently already possible. Translated from… Read more >

A Reasonable Expectation of Privacy? Data Protection in the United States and Germany


In the borderless world of the twenty-first century, global interconnectivity has never been greater. Through the use of millions of computers, billions of e-mails, and a level of personal and product mobility never known before, the amount of information racing around the globe is incalculable…