Yet the fact is that many Internet providers available in Germany store data on servers located abroad, rendering the above argument obsolete. Wrange, supra note 47 at However, there have also been further claims of US spying in Germany, unrelated to Snowden.
Even the most controversial aspect of US spying, namely the collection of confidential or secret German government communications from within the USA, was found to violate international law. The USA not being able to rely on any legal justification for its actions, Germany would consequently be well within its rights to adopt countermeasures.
Pour citer cet article Référence papier Chris A. Now the first and foremost restriction imposed by international law upon a state is that -failing the existence of a permissive rule to the contrary-it may not exercise its power in any form in the territory of another state.
Hence the book is able to provide a well-rounded and highly referenced picture of the changes undergone by the force in this period, what it was like to work in it, and what kind of impact it had on wider society. The probability therefore is that espionage has more often than not provided the grounds for armed conflict rather than for the preservation of peace.
To that end, it is easily imaginable that private information on foreign politicians obtained by, for example, intercepting their e-mail communications might come in useful for a State wanting to persuade those politicians to adopt a more amenable view on issues of foreign or trade policy.
These were then grouped into three categories, based on their different relationship to concepts such as territory or sovereignty, which made it likely that diverging international legal rules might be applicable.