The protection of the Constitution should be allowed to save according to the will of the German interior Minister, Horst Seehofer (CSU), in the future, information about radicalised children. This is yet prohibited.

situations where it comes to children, shall be now held in the files of the Federal office for the protection of the Constitution (BfV). An entry in the Message information system (NADIS) is not allowed.

the idea behind The current minimum age limit of 14 years was: Who ends up by the indoctrination of their parents or their own aberrations in Childhood on the Radar of the constitutional protection, it should later have, therefore, no disadvantages. For example, in the immigration authorities. Or if he is applying as an adult for a job for which a security check is required.

The Federal office considers the elimination of the age restriction, however, is acceptable and necessary. Especially so that the state can keep children out of the Islamist Milieu. On the one hand, to children of radical Salafists, who are brought up in Germany for hatred of supposed “infidels”. The safety authorities want to prepare but also on the possible return of dozens of children, whose “jihadists-parents” had joined the terrorist militia Islamic state (IS) in Iraq or Syria. These children have cruelly seen the part first-hand.

A further target group of children, finding alone in the Internet radically, or in the mosque-Associations that their parents mistake for a low profile. Also in the case of younger children, the influence of Tourism cannot be totally excluded. This has been shown for example, in the investigation into the terrorist attack on the breitscheid Platz. After the attack came out, that Bilal Ben Ammar, a Tunisian Known in the later assassin Anis Amri, 2016 in a Berlin refugee accommodation with a teenager and a small child beheadings by the IS “re-enacted”. In individual cases could be affected by the new scheme, children will be indoctrinated by right-wing extremists,.

Only in 2016, the minimum legal age for observations had been lowered from 16 to 14 years. On a request of the indoor politician Ulla Jelpke (the Left) had informed the Federal government that the BfV at the reporting date 27. May had saved in 2016 for the information of the eight 14-Year-old and 27 young people at the age of 15 years: Three of them were assigned to the right-wing, the other the area of Islamism and Islamist terrorism. Bayern had removed the minimum age limit for storage in June 2016.

The now-planned nationwide new regulation is part of a draft of the Federal Ministry of the interior, on the “modernisation of the Federal office for the protection of the Constitution (BfV)”, which had already been a few days ago to the other ministries for opinion to be forwarded.

“Not children, but a runaway domestic intelligence service represent a danger to society,” said Jelpke. “We don’t need to upgrade protection of the Constitution, but rather a strengthening of the social systems, the youth welfare offices.”

The design from the house of Seehofer also provides that the employees of the Federal office to receive a license to Hack. Specifically, it’s about the permission for “Online searches”. This is the covert access to computers, Smartphones and other IT devices, whose data can then be read out. This power, however, should be on the elucidation of “very serious threats” is limited. Whether Software should be bought or whether the state wants to do this with onboard tools, leaves the Ministry. Interior state Secretary Hans-Georg Engelke said Tuesday in Berlin that he expected with less than ten cases per year.

The news service should be allowed according to data from the Ministry of the interior in the future, the so-called sources-lawful interception. This type of telecommunication surveillance (lawful interception) allows for Chats and voice intercept messages that are sent encrypted. The draft stipulates that after the BfV-line is also the Minister of the interior, and the G-10-Commission of the Bundestag, each measure would have to agree. The Commission is for the approval of measures for communications surveillance.

In the coalition Treaty of CDU, CSU and SPD States: “We are aware that even modest and appropriate competence require extensions of the BfV a simultaneous and corresponding increase in parliamentary control.”