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WikiLeaks releases transcripts from German surveillance inquiry

We’ve been tracing the progress of Germany’s inquiry into NSA and BND surveillance since it was launched in March last year. While revelations from the inquiry have resulted in important stories about the the BND (Germany’s signals intelligence agency) and its cooperation with the NSA, there is no official transcript of proceedings, even those hearings that have taken place in open session.

Today, WikiLeaks has published transcripts (in German) from the inquiry’s first ten months of hearings, together with English summaries of each hearing.

We will update this post with insights from today’s publication as they emerge.