Data protection rules put in place by the European Union aim to give people control over the use and storage of their personal data.
Both Germany and the European Union have been regarded as leading the way in allowing people to choose how their personal information is gathered, stored and used by private companies and the government. This is an automatic collection of DW content on data protection.
US President Donald Trump escalated tensions with China on Thursday by issuing an executive order that forces Americans to stop using Chinese-owned apps TikTok and WeChat because of privacy and security concerns. We asked computing expert Ansgar Koene whether Trump's decision was justified.
Germany's top court has ruled police have too much access to citizens' data. This kind of "abuse of technology" is commercially available, raising major ethical questions, says data privacy activist Brittany Kaiser.
Germany's Constitutional Court has ruled that current police access to personal data from phone and internet users is unconstitutional. Two groups, one with more than 6,000 supporters, argued their rights were breached.