Is the German Government Set to Kiss Goodbye to Microsoft, Amid “Digital Sovereignty” Fears?


Germany is seeking to boost “digital sovereignty” by reducing dependency on large IT providers such as Microsoft amid concerns about data collection and US legislation, and will boost the use of open source solutions instead, the Interior Ministry said this week, in a move that could rupture a long-standing relationship with the company.

While Germany’s conservative financial services industry has been taking baby steps towards the cloud (see Deutsche Börse’s recent adoption of Azure, for example) the country’s political establishment is looking to move firmly in the opposite direction, the

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