In the Neuland interviews by c’t and heise online, we spoke to the six parties and party alliances represented in the Bundestag about their program for the Bundestag election. In the interviews, each lasting around an hour, the digital policy spokespersons answered questions about digital policy issues: How do you intend to drive the expansion of broadband and 5G? Who can participate in the European GAIA-X cloud? Will students be taught by AI programs in the future? Do the police and the Office for the Protection of the Constitution keep security gaps open for state Trojans? And what exactly is this blockchain that start-ups and investors are cheering about?
We recorded the interviews over the past two weeks and published one conversation every day. After the CDU / CSU, the Left, the SPD, the Greens, the FDP and AfD five editors from c’t and heise online now draw their conclusions. Who is best driving the expansion of the digital infrastructure? Can the federal government give the federal states a say in school policy? And what to think of the EU initiatives against Facebook & Co.
You can watch the entire conversation here in the video player or on Youtube see. We are also making the conversations available as a podcast.
On YouTube you will also find “reaction videos” that were created shortly after the interviews and also refer to the various conversations and situations.
In line with the interviews, you can read a focus on the federal election with extensive analyzes and evaluations of the digital political programs of the six major parties in the current c’t issue 19/2021:
In c’t 19/2021 we build a tailor-made server, compare 60 processors in our large CPU guide and dedicate ourselves to the upcoming federal election: What are the parties’ views on data protection, surveillance and digital sovereignty? Also in the booklet: Make cheap international calls with the Fritzbox, manage hotspots with OpenWRT and import PDF tables into Excel. You will find issue 19/2021 from August 27th in Heise shop and at the well-stocked newspaper kiosk.
We have also examined the election programs of the parties that are expected to be represented in the new Bundestag in a nine-part series on heise online, based on important topics: