German authorities have launched a test of automatic facial recognition technology at a Berlin railway station, which proponents say could be used to improve security in the future. But privacy is a sensitive subject and there are even more doubts.
Ruling conservatives in the southern German state argue the law brings police legally and technologically up-to-date. Critics say the expanded police powers are a threat to civil liberties.
The latest crime statistics show Germany is one of the safest countries in the world but people say they feel less safe than ever. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer is to present the crime statistics for the first time.
Horst Seehofer has presented Germany's latest crime figures for the first time since becoming interior minister. The stats show a 10 percent overall decrease in the past year, but upward trends in certain hate crimes.
Germany's interior minister says that a new electronic anti-crime identification system works well but needs more testing. Data protection activists, however, are very concerned about the number of false identifications.
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