September 14, 2013
Germany’ Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution regularly hands over classified data to the NSA, media report. The revelation comes as Edward Snowden’s leaks show that Germany’s foreign spy agencies share troves of data with the US and UK.
Citing secret government documents, Suddeutsche Zeitung reported that Germany’s Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, charged with domestic security, works closely with the US and regularly sends them information.
The security service gathers intelligence on internal security threats. The documents obtained by Sueddeutsche Zeitung recorded 864 data packages sent to the NSA, as well as regular meetings between officers of the German Federal Office and the NSA.