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The Bundesnachrichtendienst uses [[intelligence]] resources of its disposal to [[collect information]] unobtainable by any other means. This [[information]] contributes to [[Foreign policies|foreign]] and [[security policy]] [[decision-making]] at the national level and helps to protect German interests worldwide.
 
The Bundesnachrichtendienst uses [[intelligence]] resources of its disposal to [[collect information]] unobtainable by any other means. This [[information]] contributes to [[Foreign policies|foreign]] and [[security policy]] [[decision-making]] at the national level and helps to protect German interests worldwide.
 
The Bundesnachrichtendienst is
 
 
{{Quote|allowed to [[monitor]] letters, [[telecommunications]], and conversations through "individual investigation," with targeted collection of [[personal data]] to investigate serious criminal threats to the state. They also are permitted to conduct "strategic surveillance" to investigate specific dangers including risk of armed [[attack]]s or drug trafficking, or to proactively gather relevant [[information]] about other countries that are important to the [[Foreign policies|foreign]] and [[national security]] [[policy]] of Germany. These searches extend to [[electronic communications]] made via the [[Internet]]. A prior [[court order]] is not required to conduct strategic surveillance; instead, the responsible Federal Ministry or Federal State Authority orders the measures.<ref>[[A Sober Look at National Security Access to Data in the Cloud]], at 8.</ref>}}
 
 
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