Germany is mulling over whether to allow its national police to have access to personal data from mobile devices and digital assistants, CNN reports. Interior ministers will soon discuss opening up such access for authorities, who recently said that "to fight crime effectively, it's very important that federal and state authorities should have access to data collected by these devices." Freie University Professor of Internet Politics Jeanette Hofmann said, "The home is still considered a holy place as compared to what happens in public. The possibility that everything you do at home will be tracked and the data given to law enforcement, just because of court order, is pretty scary."
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