The Federation of German Consumer Associations (Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband - vzbv) has released a report on the draft law for a better IT security by the German Federal Ministry of the Interior. Under the draft law, telemedia providers shall have the right to retain and process user data for a maximum of six months in order to prevent misuse. The Federation sees this as a new form of data retention surpassing the narrow limits set by the German Federal Constitutional Court and the European Court of Justice.

VZBV Report