Minister of the Interior: Make users identifiable via IP address

Released on 03.06.2022

    Politicians are hoping, above all, for greater success in the fight against child pornography on the Internet. Photo: Franz-Peter Tschauner/dpa

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Fight against online crime: the interior ministers of the federal states and the federal government agree. In the future, it should be possible to assign IP addresses of the computer to the identity of the sender of certain messages.

Würzburg.

In the future, in the fight against crime on the Internet, it should be possible for investigators to allocate the identities of users via the IP addresses of the computers.

The interior ministers of the federal states and the federal government agree on this, said the chairman of the conference of interior ministers, Bavaria’s department head Joachim Herrmann (CSU), in Würzburg.

“We must ensure that the providers are at least made aware of which identities are hidden behind a corresponding IP address,” said Herrmann and added: “We agree on that .” Above all, Herrmann is hoping for greater success in the fight against child pornography on the Internet. It becomes clear that more and more cases become known the more closely the investigators look.

It must be possible for people to be anonymous on the Internet. But you have to come to a concept that at least the provider knows the real names and then also publishes them on a judicial decision.

It must also be ensured that child pornographic depictions can be deleted from the network as soon as the data for the investigations has been secured. Herrmann announced that there should also be a mutual decision by the interior ministers on this. (dpa)

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