Gff: complaint against evaluation of the mobile phone data of asylum seekers

GFF: Complaint against evaluation of the mobile phone data of asylum seekers

The company for liberty rights (gff) has complained to the federal data protection officer against the evaluation of the mobile access of asylum seekers by the federal office for migration and escape structures (bamf) ulrich kelber musse now check what the federal office is doing exactly "and right breaks to advance a bolt", call the burger’s rights. Not only the concrete practice, but also the legal basis for incompatible with fundamental rights since 2017. The bamf itself refuses any information on mobile data evaluations.

So far little helpful practice

The evaluation of the mobile phone data was measured by the bundestag in may 2017, as part of a law packet with which the relief obligation of rejected asylum seekers and asylum seekers should be better enforced. If those affected do not provide identity papers before and names or origin do not otherwise, they must disclose their technique. The bamf may then evaluate mobile phones and other data carriers such as laptops, tablets or usb sticks of asylum seekers to determine their identity and state-owned. The first figures was really helpful.

Like the gff now, no concrete suspicion is necessary that those concerned do not tell the truth about their identity or country of origin. Were analyzed "contacts, incoming and outgoing calls and messages, browser history, geodata from photos as well as used e-mail addresses and usernames on platforms like facebook or booking.Com". This is rare and if concrete is determined, the information of the affected were "confirmed in almost all traps". The practice therefore clears against different principles of data protection, which apply for all. This is to confirm the federal officer for privacy now. He konne appeal for file inspection and complain about the statin ministry.

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