MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: CDU CSU
Madam President! Dear colleagues! Dear colleagues! As of January 1, 2020, the hotel registration requirement under the Third Bureaucracy Relief Act has also been opened for digital solutions. The hotel association does the math: 150 million paper registration forms a year are saved, 100 million euros in cash. It is good and right that we are together on the path to systematically digitize one area after the other and make it citizen-friendly.
(Applause from the CDU / CSU)
Some would like to completely abolish the obligation to register in hotels and lodging establishments. But I’m not sure we all really want potential criminals and tax evaders to have a way to go underground without us knowing about them, even if I know the statistics. That’s why we’re making it even smarter and better: We use the hotel registration requirement as a launch pad for further user-friendly innovations.
We are consistently continuing the path of digitization that we have taken in other areas with the Online Access Act and the modernization of registers. That’s what this law is about: an experimentation clause. The requirements of the special reporting requirement in the accommodation sector should be able to be met through digital identity management. This is about a blockchain-based technology – self-sovereign identity, self-determined digital identity, with decentralized servers, in which the user only allows other people to verify a very specific part of their identity that they have released: that they are employees of a specific Company is that it has a specific address or that, for example, it has already made a payment for a purchase.
This no longer requires data giants, large data platforms. The user loads their identity data once into a so-called wallet app, i.e. a digital wallet. They are then available on his digital device. He asks for an authorization once, and that was it. In the hotel industry or in the accommodation industry, after identification and confirmation of the user, the data required for reporting in the accommodation facility is encrypted and retrieved from the so-called wallet app of the smartphone.
The user retains full control of the data. That is the advantage: There is no data storage. It only allows the verification of information that is absolutely necessary for the respective process. It does not allow you to own the data, evaluate it or do similar things with it. So it is about a safe alternative to the previous use of the Internet. It’s about safe, uncomplicated communication. It’s about a life without passwords and user accounts and thus more data security.
Full data control is actually hardly laid out or anchored in data protection laws as we know them to date. The principle of the so-called data cockpit is actually also new, i.e. transparency for users, for citizens, to see for themselves and to know: What happens to my data? This experiment, this field test that we want to launch here, opens up opportunities for digital life, for the digital future. Data control is the future; we are convinced of it. With this field test, we want to continue actively promoting and pioneering the future of digital conditions.
I am pleased that this field test has been successfully launched, I am very optimistic about the future of society and look forward to the results. A good bill!
(Applause from the CDU / CSU)
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