The BigBrotherAward 2012 in the “Politics” category goes to the Federal Minister of the Interior

Dr. Hans-Peter Friedrich (CSU, the Christian democrats of Bavaria)

for establishing a cyber defence centre without authorisation from the German parliament, for establishing a joint defence centre against right-wing extremism also without consulting parliament, and for the plan to soon create a centralised, joint database on “violent right-wing extremism”.

The plans for the joint database and the new defence centres cause police, secret services and the military to be networked and integrated in a troublesome way. This is a violation of the German constitution’s historically rooted imperative that these security authorities must work independently and in strict separation.

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