The German Federal Chamber of Lawyers (Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer – BRAK) has announced that it appealed to the Federal President to not sign the recently adopted  law on data retention. They argued that this law had to be considered non-constitutional for prescribing the retention of metadata concerning professional secrets. The president of the BRAK pointed out that the mere fact that someone has communicated with a lawyer affects lawyers’ professional secrecy.

Press Release (in German)