MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: CDU CSU
Dear Mr President! Dear Colleagues! Our Chancellery Minister Helge Braun and State Minister Doro Bär are just as stunned as the digital politicians who were in the special session of the digital committee last week, which we had organized during the week when there was no session in order to talk to Chancellor Helge Braun about the data strategy.
Back then, a week ago, I had the impression that the strategy is actually not going too bad for you. A week ago, I heard a lot of praise from across the board.
(Applause from the CDU / CSU and members of the SPD)
A week ago I hardly heard any criticism, nor any major critical inquiries. The questions that were asked have all been answered very well. That is why I find what I have heard here today from the ranks of the opposition, across the board, really very surprising and would tick it off under the keyword “election campaign noise”.
(Applause from members of the CDU / CSU – Dr. Konstantin von Notz [BÜNDNIS 90 / DIE GRÜNEN]: What? Is it already going? – Anke Domscheit-Berg [DIE LINKE]: I only repeated my criticism!)
One can argue about many of these issues. I’m glad we have a lively debate about how we handle data in our country,
(Dr. Konstantin von Notz [BÜNDNIS 90 / DIE GRÜNEN]: Yes, please!)
how we manage to open data silos, that we use data better, that we create added value for the economy, for politics and for society.
Corona in particular has shown us that we have added value when we use data. We use data to trace chains of infection, for example. We use data to inform ourselves about the vaccination status. We use data to model future developments. This is added value that would not have been possible a few years ago. We see every day how important it is that we merge data, use data and generate added value from it.
But in Corona times we also see how much is not yet possible. We can see that a vaccination information chaos has been caused in Lower Saxony because the office that was supposed to provide information was unfortunately unable to access the data from the registration offices.
(Dr. Konstantin von Notz [BÜNDNIS 90 / DIE GRÜNEN]: Isn’t that CDU-governed?)
– No, it is not governed by the CDU.
(Dr. Konstantin von Notz [BÜNDNIS 90 / DIE GRÜNEN]: No, just kidding!)
The colleague Reimann is minister there. But that’s not her fault at all, it’s simply a problem with the registers, which are decentralized and cannot communicate with one another. We can come back to this later in the debate.
We see the added value we can create if we improve this. That is why, dear colleagues, what the federal government is presenting with this data strategy is a really big, innovative start to innovative data design over the next few years.
(Applause from the CDU / CSU – Dr. Konstantin von Notz [BÜNDNIS 90 / DIE GRÜNEN]: An “innovative start”! Very correct!)
If you have read the data strategy – after the speeches, I wonder whether the speakers have even read it – you will see that you are looking at the status quo, that you are describing a target vision and that you are also taking concrete steps describes how you want to get there.
(Tankred Schipanski [CDU / CSU]: Very correct! – Manuel Höferlin [FDP]: That’s not true at all!)
It is up to the next government to build on exactly that and continue with that.
(Dr. Konstantin von Notz [BÜNDNIS 90 / DIE GRÜNEN]: Where are the bills?)
I can tell you: we’re not stopping.
(Dr. Konstantin von Notz [BÜNDNIS 90 / DIE GRÜNEN]: Warm words!)
We’ll start right away to implement the data strategy. Dorothee Bär pointed out: The cancer registry was created. The second open data law was in the cabinet yesterday. We are currently in the process of driving forward the modernization of registers. We have provided 3 billion euros extra for the implementation of the online access law. We are currently making massive progress in all of these areas that have been listed here, and we are also doing so in preparation for the next few months. It would be nice if you could work constructively here and not come up with such a heated criticism that nobody can do anything with in the end.
(Applause from the CDU / CSU and members of the SPD)
That brings me to the topic: big words in plenary and then, when things get concrete, actually show how seriously they were meant.
(Dr. Konstantin von Notz [BÜNDNIS 90 / DIE GRÜNEN]: That’s what it’s been about all the time!)
Register modernization: During the election campaign, the FDP posted: “Digitization first. Concerns second. “
(Manuel Höferlin [FDP]: Yes, “second”, not “not at all”!)
We have a concept for register modernization that is used in almost all European countries, that is data protection-safe, that is transparent, that operates with a 4-corner model.
(Manuel Höferlin [FDP]: Where the constitutional court could have the highest concerns!)
What is the FDP doing? She says: None of this is secure enough for us, we need more data protection. They want a model that has been shown to provide less data protection, last much longer, and therefore not add value to what the government has proposed.
(Applause from the CDU / CSU – Manuel Höferlin [FDP]: But it would be constitutional! – Tankred Schipanski [CDU / CSU]: Very correct! False information from the FDP refuted!)
Therefore I say: You should measure them by your deeds. – Anyone can sit here or stand here and give big speeches. But this government and this coalition are making very concrete progress: with laws, with initiatives, with money that we take in hand to make the data more usable, to break the data silos and to create added value: socially, economically and also for us in policy making. Come with us!
(Manuel Höferlin [FDP]: That is why we are so leading with the combined data!)
Then you have really done your country a service!
(Applause from the CDU / CSU)
EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and / or sentence structure not be perfect.