Federal Interior Minister of Horst Seehofer urges comprehensive amendments in the current reform of the Telecommunications Act (TKG) to which deep basic restricts were linked. The CSU politician has a long wishlist as "Formulation" sent to the government fractions of CDU / CSU and SPD, which should be installed in the design at the last meters of the novella. One of 15 points contains an identification obligation mainly for measurement equipment and e-mail services.
Telecommunications providers should therefore be required, "To raise, verify identification features, and to provide the security authorization in individual cases". Thus Konne "to declare crimes in individual cases the anonymitation can be lifted", Write the Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI) in the paper published by the e-mail provider Posteo.
Number-independent interpersonelle services
The regulation goals primarily on "number-independent interpersonelle" Services, the Ministry of the Interior and calls concrete WhatsApp and the Facebook Messenger. However, e-mail services such as Gmail, Apple’s iMessage and FaceTime, Signal, Threema, Telegram, and VideoCall services such as Skype or Zoom were also affected. Even if this costs the service providers "In the high double-digit million area" the BMI was causing the approach for relevant, since the "a significant improvement in law enforcement" tour.