Mon, Feb. 05, 2007

Federal Malware Ruling

CK - Washington.   The federal malware ruling that makes the press today is published at the German Supreme Court web site for the matter StB 18/06, together with its press release 17/2007, both in German.

In essence, the court ruled that secret searches, such as searches of content on computers through spying software, are only permitted, if at all, as carefully guarded exceptions to the general rules of criminal procedure. They require the highest scrutiny. The use of spyware for criminal investigations does not meet any constitutional or statutory test under German law, the Bundesgerichtshof held on January 31, 2007.


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