Court decision on log-free e-mail provider

Category: cybersecurity, data protection Industry: consumer goods Author: Year:

German Constitutional Court says email service needs to store its users' IP details for law enforcement

Posteo is a German email provider that offers encrypted communications and, crucially, does not log the IP addresses of its users. 

So it's no surprise that the company is angry about a decision from the German Constitutional Court, which says it has to log IP addresses so that it can provide them to investigators, when asked.

'The ruling by the Constitutional Court does not create or speak in favor of an obligation for unlimited data retention.' Dr Carlo Piltz comments on the ruling for ZDNet.

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[February 2019]