Policies regarding technical developments do not normally get a lot of attention when you study Political Science. Since I was always interested in the topic, I decided to do my bachelor thesis about the data retention law in Germany and how it was debated in public discourse. I took statements from political actors in newspaper articles regarding the data retention law and analyzed how they discussed security, freedom and the Internet. Since I ended up with some nice insights and some fancy graphics, I decided to make a website for my thesis. The website sums up the key insights and adds some useful background information to make it more accessible to readers.