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G10 Commission

G10 Commission

Article 10 of the German Constitution stipulates the privacy of correspondence, post and telecommunications. Exemptions may be granted only due to specified reasons. The G10 Commission, named after this article, discusses the legitimacy of interven- tion into Article 10 of the German Constitution. Its monitoring activities consist not only of reviewing ministerial instructions to perform surveillance measures, but also of collecting, processing and utilising personal data gathered by the intelligence services using these measures, as well as deciding on whether to inform those affected.