In the mockumentary filmmaker Axel Ranisch asks various politicians: “How far can the state go to combat terrorism?” The insights are humorous and downright astonishing.
More and more citizens feel that our democracy is turning into a police state. Anti-terror legislation is being passed for our protection. But how should this protection go? Is everything permitted in the name of the war against terror? Online searches, data retention of telephone and internet connections, surveillance camera and microphones in public space like supermarkets and the new German Federal Office of Criminal Investigation (BKA) legislation initiated by then Minister of the Interior Wolfgang Schäuble all beg the question of what really happens to our data.