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8 April 2008
After 30,000 Germans filed a class-action suit, Germany’s constitutional court in Karlsruhe blocked large parts of a new data-collection bill lawmakers say will help stop terror attacks. Opponents say it goes too far. A court in Karlsruhe unplugged a new German data-collection law that would have allowed the government easy access to phone and internet records. Germany’s highest court has dramatically limited the scope of a German data-collection law which politicians said would help prevent terrorist attacks.