The Federal Foreign Office has issued an unusually strong warning against an increase in the power and influence of so-called IT autocrats.

Due to the gradually increasing influence of the IT industry, especially countries with autocracy as a form of rule could gain in power and "space". Classic dilemma between politics and business: On the one hand, players in the service and industrial sectors open up start-ups and companies and advance their industry. This gives other companies the opportunity to optimise processes, analyse or even avoid risks and save resources. On the other hand, digitisation and new technologies ensure that players in the autocracy make critical use of their power to consolidate or even expand their power.