Digital policy will be a focal point of the German federal elections in 2017. More than ever, the elections will deal with questions of the digital age: How do we use data purposefully and justly? How should we react to populism and social bots? How can we effectively protect ourselves against cyber attacks? In their attempt to gain electoral votes, the political parties must be prepared to answer these questions.

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The Wahlkompass Digitales (digital election compass) creates transparency by opening up the political parties’ positions on these pressing issues. The HIIG research team analyzed the election programs of six German parties regarding their views on digital policy including work, education, security and health.

This tool illustrates the initiatives and positions of each party in the aforementioned areas of interest and how their positions differ: How do we support digital economy in Germany? Who is committed to more data protection, and who is not? Where do they want to improve digital infrastructure? Which parties commit themselves to the media competency of our children? With this scientific service, interested voters and journalists can better understand which actions the different parties plan to take to address digital policy. Moreover, the project also asks experts to explain the role of specific digital initiatives for these key topics.

 

Media coverage

TITLE MEDIUM/DATE LINK
Online-Tool vergleicht Programme
Jörg Pohle, Christian Djeffal
Kommune21
27.07.2017
Vier Jahre Neuland
Christian Djeffal
Fritz Radio
27.07.2017
Hörbar: Wahlkompass Digitales
Nataliia Sokolovska
afk M94.5
25.07.2017
Zwischen Phrasen und klarer Haltung
Nataliia Sokolovska
Süddeutsche Zeitung
24.07.2017
Welche Partei nimmt den Datenschutz ernst?
Jörg Pohle
BR24
24.07.2017
Wahlkompass Digitales: Online-Tool vergleicht Programme der Parteien
Alexander von Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft
Bochumer Zeitung
24.07.2017

 

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Foto: CC BY-NC 2.0 Alessandro | flickr.com

Duration 07/2017 – 09/2017
Sponsors The Digitale Wahlkompass is a project of the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society. Media partner of the project is the Süddeutsche Zeitung. Network partner is media:net Berlin Brandenburg

Other publications:

Djeffal, C. (2017). Algorithmen, Roboter, smarte Maschinen: Was sagen die Parteien zu künstlicher Intelligenz? HIIG Blog. Publication details

Djeffal, C. (2017). Schafft 15 Digitalministerien. Süddeutsche Zeitung(215), 2. Publication details

Djeffal, C. (2017). Deutschland braucht nicht ein Digitalministerium, sondern viele! sueddeutsche.de. Publication details

Djeffal, C. & Baack, S. (2017). Kunde, Zeitungsleser oder Aktivist? BürgerInnen im Kontext der Verwaltungsdigitalisierung. HIIG Blog. Publication details