why didn't they just encrypt the disks? If it's supposed to be sensitive information, store it securely!
Because that would require common sense and competence.
We'll get Chuck from the Nerd Herd and he can "flash" 'em.
The fear of being subjected to pasty hairy man boobs just might get the operations team at the FAA to get off their asses and do their job.
Link to Original Source
These records may be accessed for all crimes "committed by means of telecommunication", allowing virtually unlimited access for law enforcment agencies.This is the first time in the history of the German republic that a basic human right (the secrecy of correspondence) is abolished in it's entirety.
http://www.tagesschau.de/inland/vorratsdatenspeicherung22.html (German, it's all over the german internet by now)
In related news, German secretary of interior Wolfgang Schäuble, compared objectors to Adolf Hitler:
http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/98718 (also in German)