European Data Protection Digest

Prosecutors Close Deutsche Telekom Investigation

PRIVACY LAW—GERMANY

June 18, 2010

Prosecutors in Bonn said Monday that there was insufficient evidence of any wrongdoing as they closed cases against two former Deutsche Telekom executives, Deutsche Welle reports. However, the prosecutors said they will be bringing charges against three other employees, including one security official. According to the report, the investigation determined that Deutsche Telekom monitored telephone records of senior executives and journalists in an effort to track possible information leaks to media organizations. Deutsche Telekom, meanwhile, has said that while there is no indication that actual calls were monitored, such information as call times and participants were improperly reviewed, the report states
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