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Performance of the surveillance of telecommunications in the case of criminal proceedings

Federal Department of Justice and Police

Key facts

To investigate criminal offences, the prosecution authorities (police, public prosecutors) and the Federal Intelligence Service may order various measures for the surveillance of post and telecommunications (TS). In this regard, the Post and Telecommunications Surveillance Service (PTSS) acts as an interface between the prosecution authorities and telecommunications service providers (parties obliged to cooperate). The PTSS is partly financed by fees from prosecution authorities.