Operator of world’s top internet hub sues German spy agency

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The operator of the world’s largest internet hub challenged the legality of sweeping telecoms surveillance by Germany’s spy agency, a German court heard on May 30.

  • Berlin
  • Hurriyet

The BND foreign intelligence service has long tapped international data flows through the De-Cix exchange based in the German city of Frankfurt.

Larj 1aBut the operator argues the agency is breaking the law by also capturing German domestic communications.

“We have grave doubts about the legality of the current practice,” said a statement Wednesday on the website of De-Cix Management GmbH, which is owned by European internet industry body the eco association.

“We consider ourselves…

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