Activists of the "Last Generation" at a blockade in Dresden
Photo: IMAGO/xcitepress/Benedict Bartsch / IMAGO/xcitepress
Masses of information that everyone can see: According to a media report, the climate protest group »Last Generation« has stored personal data of activists and possible supporters freely accessible on the Internet.
Several Excel lists with information about 2,200 people were accessible to everyone via the Google Drive cloud service, reported the “Welt am Sonntag”, citing its own research.
Not only data such as telephone numbers, e-mail addresses and places of residence as well as information on seminars and training courses of the "last generation" were stored.
Excerpts from personal e-mails, information about the willingness to go to prison in the course of a protest, and some details about the living and health situation were also found in the information.
Access to the data via chat groups
According to the newspaper report, the group restricted access to the data for unauthorized persons.
»The data was accessible via a non-public link.
Only people in internal chat groups could access it," spokeswoman Carla Hinrichs also told the German Press Agency on request.
The protest group tries "as a movement that is as open as possible to give people the opportunity to join the resistance".
Since the beginning, the group has been growing rapidly.
If journalists "pretend to be people who want to get involved with us, it is possible for them to gain access to internal chat groups," said the spokeswoman.
"These are summer and fall dates."
The "last generation" apparently saved the data in the course of recruitment attempts, for example from people who had taken part in the group's lectures.
"People who want to take part give their contact details so that we can contact them," said the movement's spokeswoman, according to "Welt am Sonntag".
The folder in question is outdated and no longer used.