I know this question is not technical, but i did not find the "stackoverflow for legal issues" and I guess all you super users out there might know the answer.
Here is my (potential) problem:
- I have a free email account at a (inter)national email provider.
- I used the words "wikileaks" and "twitter" lately in my email.
- Some over-ambitious national security organization legally requests access to all accounts that behaved similarly.
Q1: Can I request the who-, when-, and why-information related to this legal request from my provider? Does he have to tell me which (inter)national organizations (legally) requested my account data?
Q2: Does the situation change if I live in Germany (and have a German provider)? I guess here are some German users. And I know that such a legal policy exists for our national credit rating agency. I can request who got access to my data, they have to tell me.
Please answer only if you know a good answer, I don't want to start a long discussion on this none-technical question.