Swiss army members should use Threema


WhatsApp, Signal, Telegram and Co. are blacklisted by the Swiss Army. Threema should be used for security reasons.

Again Daily indicator reports, commanders and chiefs of staff of the Swiss Army should only use Threema in the future. This emerged from a letter from the army staff that was available to the Tagi.

This arrangement also applies to business communication with private smartphones. The reason for this is data protection, as a spokesman for the army says. In contrast to US messengers (such as Signal), the Swiss Messenger is not subject to the Cloud Act. This is a law that states that US authorities can access data on request – even if the data was stored outside the USA. Threema also offers the option of exchanging messages without having to enter a telephone number. Less personal data would be generated.

The federal government is increasingly coming to realize that many software solutions do not meet the necessary security standards. That should now be changed. The business solution from Threema – Threema Work – is already used in the federal administration. The army now gives the instruction to use the private Threema version and also reimburses the costs that arise from it.

However, the implementation will not be easy, since there is already a «shadow IT» in the army – for example, private USB sticks and the like are used. No sanction is currently planned for the continued use of other messengers.

After the announced changes to the terms and conditions on WhatsApp, Threema experienced a boom. As a result, the Swiss developers built many additional features into the messenger.


Source: com! professional by www.com-magazin.de.

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