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Germany: The CDU calls for the banning of anonymous chats

On the initiative of the CDU in North Rhine-Westphalia, the Union parties want to prevent anonymous chats and expand data retention in order to intensify the fight against child sexual abuse.

Berlin - In a joint position paper of the child protection policy spokesman of the Union in the German state parliaments and citizenships as well as the Berlin House of Representatives, the authors advocate significantly longer storage of so-called traffic data on the Internet, with which the investigators can pursue the authors and consumers of allegations of abuse. The Rheinische Post (Monday edition) reports on it. "So far, the data can be stored for a maximum of a week, so many offenders escape. Instead, ten weeks are required," said the North Rhine-Westphalian CDU child protection spokeswoman Christina Schulze Föcking to the Rheinische Post. According to the key issues paper, anonymous chats should also be prevented in the future, in which the pedagogical criminals can easily approach the children. "For example, chat accounts should only be able to take part in chat events if they are registered using a German phone number (+49)," says the paper, and further: Since new phone numbers are registered in Germany using an identification procedure, this would generally enable the law enforcement authorities to identify the perpetrators and at the same time increase the perpetrator's inhibition threshold the authors of the paper hope.

However, pseudonyms within chats should still be possible. Such a political commitment across national borders had not existed before in Germany, it was said. The child protection policy spokesman for the Union of all federal states had previously met for a joint retreat in Düsseldorf for the first time and had gathered information from the State Criminal Police Office in North Rhine-Westphalia about the status of the investigation into child abuse in Germany.

The politicians also saw depictions of abuse and went with the investigators into the dark web. "The concern was huge," reported Schulze Föcking.

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