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Arbeitskreis Vorratsdatenspeicherung

Date Founded: 
12/2005
Mission: 

Originally founded to resist the mandatory retention of telecommunications traffic data, the group is now also fighting against passenger data retention, CCTV surveillance, secret online searches of computers and other manifestations of the surveillance state. In October 2008, it organized the biggest demonstration against surveillance in Germany's history.

Geographic Concentration: 
Germany, about 40 local chapters