According to the judges the law offers too few safeguards to protect people's right to privacy, creating an impression that "private lives are the subject of constant surveillance. The legislation allows the storage of phone calls or online communication records for at least six months to help prevent serious crimes such as terrorism. The data typically reveal who was involved in the communication, when and how often, but not its content.
The court says the 2006 legislation represents a "particularly serious interference with fundamental rights."
So far the only western country to treat its citizens this badly is the United States which is doing its best to store as much data as possible on its citizens. (East Germany would rank second if it were still around. Ed)