Guest list: Minister of the Interior defends access by the Bavarian police
“It’s no different at the Oktoberfest,” Roiderer says
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Breach of trust?
In the beginning, hardly anyone questioned the guest lists for restaurants and beer gardens. But now there are great doubts. What else happens to the data?
Munich – The concept was hardly questioned: anyone who enters a restaurant or a beer garden must first have his Contact details on a piece of paper leave. This was a prerequisite for the inns to be able to reopen after a two-month mandatory Corona break. Now questions arise: What else happens to the data? May that police access it?
The investigators in Bavaria have done this in at least ten cases. Of the Dehoga Restaurant Association now demands clarity as to whether and to what extent police officers are allowed to do so. Bavaria’s Interior Minister defended yesterday Joachim Herrmann (CSU) engaging in exceptions. “These are serious crimes in which it makes sense and is correct to identify the perpetrator and investigate the crime,” he said in the ARD noon magazine.
This still provokes outrage in the opposition. Green Group leader Katharina Schulze speaks, for example, of a “Breach of trustOn the part of the state government: “The state government had communicated this differently, the data should only be used by the health authorities to pursue one possible infection events be accessible, ”says Schulze der tz. And FDP parliamentary group leader Martin Hagen also says: “The fact that the data are now misused for police investigations destroys citizens’ confidence in state action.” The result is that people are increasingly checking in under false names.
That’s already in Andechser Bräustüberl has become a problem – because guests keep making fun of using names like Mickey Mouse to register. There is now an end to this: here guests have to identify themselves at the entrance with the document of their choice in order to get a place. in the Roiderer beer garden in Straßlach had no problems with registration so far, says landlord Thomas Roiderer. “Our guests are generally not worried about data protection. But we are also in the village, you know each other here. ”
Basically you need Not to doubt the security of the contact details. “We do not save the data, we only collect it by hand and throw it away after four weeks. But when it comes to one real crime goes: Then everyone wants to help – or not? “On the Oktoberfest be it no different: “If someone there injures a person with a mug, we also give out the reservation data.”
Also Angela Inselkammer, Head of Dehoga Bayern, urges reason: “The police should make it clear what as an exceptional situation applies, ”she says. “But I trust that the officials can weigh it up correctly. And it is in our common interest that the police can investigate in certain cases. ”
The Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs is responsible for keeping the guest lists. According to the ministry, these may only be viewed by the innkeeper and a representative of the health authority. The aim is to identify contact persons if a Covid 19 case has occurred among the guests. The police used the lists several times to investigate criminal offenses: access was legally permitted, a spokesman for the police in Augsburg said. A “change of purpose” is possible for the investigation of criminal offenses. (Mc)
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