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Germany planning new official government email service

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Germany planning new official government email service
Will it be easy enough for Boris to use? Photo: DPA
08:12 CEST+02:00
The German government is planning a new voluntary email service to facilitate communication with the country's citizens, the Financial Times Deutschland reported on Thursday.

According to the proposal, all German citizens will receive an “electronic mailbox” where they can indefinitely store legally binding documents. These can then be used for official purposes at government agencies.

The e-government initiative – reportedly called De-Mail – is expected to be announced by Chancellor Angela Merkel next month at an IT conference. The service would the first of its kind anywhere.

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