Fédération des barreaux d’Europe

Controversia riguardo al CD degli evasori fiscali : le associazioni degli avvocati di Germania e Svizzera ammoniscono.

The Deutsche Anwaltverein (DAV) and the Schweizerische Anwaltsverband (SAV) condem in a joint declaration the intention of the German Government to purchase from a thief a CD-ROM with stolen data of banking clients suspected of tax evasion.

Even if the goal, to prohibit tax evasion is legitimate, this does not justify that a government may put himself on the same level as the thief.

Otherwise, it is to be expected that developments will follow that massively violate the privacy of citizens.