German associations welcome creation of digital minister post
Germany’s ICT associations have welcomed the creation of a position for a State Minister for Digital Affairs in Germany’s Federal Chancellery and the appointment of Dorothea Baer of the conservative CSU, the Bavarian-based sister party of Chancellor Merkel’s CDU, to the newly established post.The German association for internet companies Eco approved the government’s “last minute decision” to create a new state minister post to serve as a central coordinating function for digital policy in the German cabinet. Eco called Baer an “experienced web politician” who understands the politics of the net and will hopefully reverse “bad political decisions” like Germany’s recently enacted social media enforcement act, said Eco president Oliver Sueme.
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