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On September 9, 2016, the operator of the world’s largest Internet hub, De-Cix, filed lawsuit against the German government to stop mass surveillance by the German intelligence agency Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND). De-CIX is challenging the legality of orders from the BND to implement monitoring of communications flowing through its Frankfurt Internet exchange point. De-CIX insists that mass surveillance is illegal. Recently leaked Germany’s federal data protection commissioner’s secret report stating BND repeatedly broke law engaging in mass surveillance activities.

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