Adventures of a foreigner in the south of Brazil.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

German constitutional court declares trust in integrity of information systems a fundamental right

Today the German constitutional court has declared trust in integrity of information systems a fundamental right. Thereby blocking the German government that got more greedy and voyeuristic by the day, surpassing Orwell's wildest nightmares. In doing so they created a new fundamental right, far more extensive than 25 years ago, when they did so for the last time. Again, the constitutional court remains about the only public institution I feel inclined to trust. The history of the constitutional court is a history of limiting the power of government and strengthening individual rights. It has also been the only official body that has ever driven family politics, by forcing the government through constitutional considerations and legal decisions.

This is a fundamental decision of historic dimension.