Feb 062019
 
 February 6, 2019  Posted by  Non-U.S.

Craig A. Newman writes:

In a country renowned for protecting the privacy of its citizens, Germany has undertaken a pilot that does just the opposite. In a trade off between privacy and convenience, German residents can enroll in a digital service where their mail is emailed to them anywhere in the world.

Germany’s national postal service, Deutsche Post, is offering an e-scan service on a trial basis. With the customer’s consent, the German postal service opens the customer’s mail, scans it and then emails it to the customer. The pilot program is restricted to letters and postcards and costs 5 Euros or about $5.75 per month.

Read more on Data Security Law Blog.

 

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