A new draft Data Retention Act (Act) that is currently being debated by the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection has been leaked online.

The Act will require internet and telephone providers to store traffic data for a period of ten weeks, including records of phone numbers, dates and timings of calls, alongside internet protocol addresses. Additionally, the Act requires data on radio cells (relating to mobile phones) to be stored for a period of four weeks.

The Act is due to be introduced to the German Bundestag (the constitutional and legislative body) in June 2015.