Data Protection in Germany

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Data Protection in Germany
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Data Protection Authority: BfDI (Germany) and 16 State DPAs
National Implementation Law (Original): Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG)
English Translation of National Implementation Law: English Translation
Official Language(s): German
National Legislation Database(s): Link
English Legislation Database(s): Link
National Decision Database(s): Link

Legislation[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

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National constitutional protections[edit | edit source]

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National GDPR implementation law[edit | edit source]

In Germany the GDPR is implemented by the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG).

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Age of consent[edit | edit source]

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Freedom of Speech[edit | edit source]

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Employment context[edit | edit source]

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Research[edit | edit source]

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Other relevant national provisions and laws[edit | edit source]

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National ePrivacy Law[edit | edit source]

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Data Protection Authorities[edit | edit source]

BfDI (Federal DPA)[edit | edit source]

The German Federal Data Protection Authority (Die Bundesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit) is the national data protection authority for Germany. It is however only in charge of federal government authorities and private telecoms and postal services. Any other private entity in Germany is regulated by the relevant state DPA.

→ Details see BfDI (Germany)

German State DPAs for the private sector[edit | edit source]

The following DPAs are in charge of private sector controllers (except telecoms and postal services) in Germany:

Judicial protection[edit | edit source]

Civil Courts[edit | edit source]

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Administrative Courts[edit | edit source]

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Constitutional Court[edit | edit source]

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