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Minister: Amend Secured Messaging Laws

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Klaus Bouillon, second from left, chairs the conference of Germany's state and federal interior ministers. Source: Oliver Dietze / DPA

Two days after a deadly attack at a Berlin Christmas market, the interior minister of the state of Saarland, Klaus Bouillon, called on changing secured communication over social media such as Whatsapp.

“Too much communication is currently taking place in lawless spaces. This urgently needs to change, in my view,” Mr. Bouillon, who also chairs the federal conference of interior ministers, told Handelsblatt.

Without hints or intelligence, he said it was practically impossible to prevent an attack as the one that took place on Monday night in Berlin, where a truck drove into a Christmas market, killing 12 people and wounding 48 others.

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