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Investigators used questionable surveillance system
The license plate recognition system, which was used in the search for the missing 15-year-old Rebecca, is legally questionable. The Federal constitutional court has made it clear: It needs a very good reason before this intense Form of Surveillance may be used. Without a specific reason, storage is not permitted. Whether the procedure in the case of Rebecca was legal, could soon be in Karlsruhe discussed. the Ronen Steinke Ronen Steinke

Born in 1983. Law and criminology studies in Hamburg and Tokyo. After a legal dissertation on the history of the war crimes tribunals since 1945, Ronen Steinke 2011 came to SZ. As an editor in the Department of the interior policy, responsible for issues of internal security.

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Who runs the U-Bahn to a surveillance camera that happened to be a rather tumbes piece of technology. The camera does not recognize the people, you don't know any names, she remembers, at which time Ms. Mayer's on the road, and you can therefore also not from curious, if Mrs. Murphy suddenly moves in a different part of the city. In the case of cameras, the scanning of the highway number signs, is different. The license plate recognition system (Kesy) recognizes in the state of Brandenburg each vehicle and may assign to a holder. In this way, the Renault Twingo, the brother-in-law of Rebecca's come to the attention of the investigators, was the day of Rebecca's Disappearance, on the motorway between Berlin and Frankfurt (Oder)

on the road (see report, left). This type of video surveillance uses so much deeper into the rights of the Captured. The Federal constitutional court has made it clear: It needs a very good reason for it, before the state is permitted to use this intense Form of Monitoring. "For the Freedom of the community it belongs to, the citizens, in principle, unable to move, without (...) in terms of their righteousness to have to be accountable," the judges in Karlsruhe. "To be able to, at any time, at any place unnoticed and checked to be registered, whether or not you are on any wanted list or in a set of data is collected, would be incompatible with this", - stated in the decision of December 2018.

without a cause

the Save is inadmissible, Therefore, the state of Brandenburg is now in need of a good explanation. Because the local police has scanned all of the vehicles on a highway and the data days, also the car of the brother-in-law, against whom there was no suspicion; the only later. According to the Federal constitutional court, it may not be a General storage for no reason. In the free state of Bavaria, the judge allowed such a dragnet, only in a 30-Kilometer corridor on the border - because there special risks apply. Thus the Ministry of the interior argued in Brandenburg: In Poland a few days before Rebecca's middle East Disappearance had taken place-a conference, so you have to have stored as part of the counter-terrorism concept, the movement of all motorists on the way from and to Poland. Whether or not this was legal, is expected to soon discuss in Karlsruhe.

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