The German government has reportedly tightened tender rules for sensitive public IT contracts

The German government has reportedly tightened the rules for awarding sensitive public IT contracts, following whistleblower Edward Snowden’s revelations regarding the US National Security Agency’s (NSA’s) mass surveillance activities.

Allegedly, as of April 2014, any technology companies that are suspected of dealing with foreign security and intelligence agencies, such as the NSA, will be disqualified from the procurement process and banned from taking on certain public contracts in Germany…

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