Fight to cdu chair: merz wants to locate users of the corona warn app

Fight to CDU chair: Merz wants to locate users of the Corona Warn App

Politics and the right in germany are "much too much focused on individual privacy". This complained to friedrich merz, who currently runs for the cdu chair, in a spoken round published on sunday with the association c-netz, the cdu and csu. So it also comes that the corona warning app of the federal government "ineffective" be: you only register who has infected with the virus, allow one "tracking" but not affected.

"Strange" priorities

Such tracking is one of the crucial success factors in the fight against covid-19 in asian countries like sudkorea and japan, merz said in the round-old videalkalk. "We send faxes in health markets", criticized the lawyer who once wanted to go to the cdu top 2018. A "central data memory" at the tracing app, against which the federal government was deliberately decided, goods "much more efficient". It mute strange if users are more familiar with the us manufacturers of the coarse smartphone operating systems and their decentralized approach to tracking infection chains than the state.

The company must make sure that your data or health protection is more important, called merz. If he is traveling to the netherlands from his homeland in sauerland in the netherlands, he will be buried there from his provider, he said that mobile operators evaluate the user’s location data. "Why can not the health department know where i am?", he pladated for a comparable localization of the cwa users by the histors. "I have no problems."

The 65-year-old called himself as "convinced podealists", but certain things like the digitization of public administration "you can not leave the lowest level". For example, the judiciary in north rhine-westphalia (nrw) is largely digitized, work, for example, with coarse screens in courts and drove the e-file. But this only works like that, for example, if you’re the decision that system is being introduced, do not survive any ministry.

Cdu candidate mature for digital ministry

Merz with the teams around armin laschet and norbert rottgen, who also drove the cdu and, if necessary, the chancellor’s candidates do not want to pass away at a digital ministry at the confederation. It needs such a surgical state of state to decide about important directions in the next few years, such as the participation in european cloud solutions. It is firm for him that in germany and europe again technologies should be developed to market maturity, "which are carried in the world".

In order to generate more enthusiasm for startups and technological breakdown, the basic profits should be made by tax, "if you stay in germany". Another german darpa stop, on the other hand, not to promote jump innovation. Here "you do not have to put everything in one hand. We do not know what the next coarse cycle will be." both better it is to explore and try many things.

From the rezo debate on the "destruction of the cdu" in the environment approximately the bonded eu copyright policy and thus linked upload filter, merz has apparently taken a little. He sees the coarse platforms in the copyright discussion as "media companies of the 21. Century" with responsible for the content that users are distributing them. The network translation law is also in this sense "made of good grounds".

"No right-free rooms"

"If we want a qualitative culture", then it can be on the platforms "not everything in the future" give, underlined the candidate leading in surveys. Copyright had a claim for appropriate temper. For him, the upper set: "the internet and social media channels are not unlinked areas."

The same view represented with ellen demuth in her "digitalcheck" the "chef strategist" from norbert rottgen. At the moment there were still too many fantasies about violence and hatred of social networks in the real world. Punishable exercises on the platforms had to be punished, the operators are taken stronger. But not to engage in the state here, but not to intervene, as the variety of opinions can be ensured in any case and a overblocking must be prevented.

"We overslept it to invest in future technologies", monated the rhineland-palatinate landtags administration. Especially in quantum computers, germany and europe had to go for ahead, as they were the basis for other fields such as artificial intelligence (ki) or blockchain. Also for "5g technology made in europe" should the financial resources be available. At the digital pact, she pladated for a national education platform on which the countries were able to provide content. Besides classic directors be "it head" and a new training course in demand for digital skills in demand.

"Resistance without end" against digitization

Loaded in his question-answer hour also to remember that state demand programs did not really work for digital schools and broadband expansion. Often these are apparently so bourocratic knitted that people lost the desire for it. In the digitization, the state also has to "be as good as the companies", but in the administration there is against it "resistance without end".

In the further transformation at this level as well as the expansion of skills in areas such as ki and quantum calculation musse "everything happen at the same time" in the pursuit of the technological tip, the nrw-minister prosident ied as a slogan. But it is not necessary that the head of government "the top nerd of the republic" may be. This should be better "on the horen who know out there", and give them jerking.

Given the abuse of social media and other internet forums "for hatred, anti-semitism, conspiracy theories and quite targeted falsification" warb laschet for "lehrkehlle, who are committed to ethical questions". The discussion on this aspect is particularly tricky. The 59-year-old emphasized: "we have to achieve a social consensus", that state influence in this area "in the interest of all" may be. Large with his teampartner jens spahn already had a 10-point plan for the choice of the new chairman during the cdu online party congress on the 15. And 16. January published and put a focus on digitization.