Der Landtag hat das neue Polizeigesetz verabschiedet. Es erlaubt zur Abwehr schwerer Straftaten unter anderem die heimliche Überwachung von Computern, Smartphones oder Tablets.
Laut dem in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern verabschiedeten Polizei-Gesetz dürfen Ermittler künftig heimlich Wohnungen betreten, um Trojaner auf gut gesicherten Rechnern zu installieren.
Despite fierce criticism in advance , the state parliament in Schwerin passed the Security and Order Act (SOG) on March 11 with the votes of the government coalition from the SPD and CDU as well as the opposition AfD. The new regulations give the security authorities significantly more powers, including secret online searches with a state Trojan.
In order to identify the target devices or install the Trojan, security authorities may also secretly enter the home of a suspect, according to the explanations on the law . Accordingly , it is conceivable , for example, for "systems that are not connected to the Internet (so-called stand-alone systems) or systems that offer insurmountable access protection against attacks from outside." Both when entering the apartment and when searching online, judges must agree to this. However, these usually only check the requests very superficially .
In addition to the online search, the police are also allowed to monitor the source telecommunications (Quellen-TKÜ). This is intended to intercept encrypted communication, for example from e-mails or messengers such as Whatsapp or Signal, after decryption or before encryption. The online search, however, allows full access to the data stored on the device. Technically, the two monitoring methods hardly differ. Both use a state Trojan to gain access to the devices of those affected. This can be installed via social engineering , security gaps or through direct access to the devices.