Deutsche Post was accused of selling customer data

Deutsche Post обвинили в продаже данных клиентов

The data of the population of Germany was reportedly used by the CDU and the FDP during the election campaign to the Bundestag. Deutsche Post denies all allegations.

Deutsche Post sold its customers the German parties for use in the election campaign, the newspaper Bild am Sonntag on Sunday, April 1. The postal service is doing this since 2005, was no exception and 2017, which held regular elections to the Bundestag.

According to the newspaper, the Christian democratic Union (CDU) and Free democratic party (FDP) paid in 2017, a five-digit sum for the information. We can talk about the data purchasing power, banking operations, age, and sex, education, family status, housing conditions and car ownership.

The party used this information ostensibly in order to learn more about the target audience in specific areas. Personal information is not transferred, the newspaper said.

The CDU and FDP have already confirmed the publication of the fact of cooperation with Deutsche Post. Deutsche Post itself has denied these accusations. “The company keeps and uses personal data only in strict accordance with the law”, – said the representative of the mail, the Agency dpa.

He also noted that the work email regularly controlled by the Federal Commissioner for data protection.

Earlier it was reported that Cambridge Analytica stole personal data of more than 50 million users of Facebook that allowed her to influence the choice of voters on elections of the President of the United States.

Source: Russian service of DW

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