LDI (North Rhine-Westphalia)

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Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit Nordrhein-Westfalen
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Name: Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit Nordrhein-Westfalen
Abbreviation: LDI NRW
Jurisdiction: North Rhine-Westphalia
Head: Helga Block
Deputy: Roul Tiaden
Address: Kavalleriestraße 2-4
40213 Düsseldorf
Germany
Webpage: https://www.ldi.nrw.de
Email: poststelle@ldi.nrw.de
Phone: +49-211-384240
Procedural Law: VwVfG NRW (in DE)

DSG NRW (in DE)

BDSG (in DE) / BDSG (in EN)

Translated Decisions: Category:LDI NRW (North Rhine-Westphalia)
Head Count: 84 (71 Beamte + 13 Angestellte)[1]
Budget: EUR 6 797 500[2]
Wikidata-Item: Q55501519


The North Rhine-Westphalia DPA (Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit Nordrhein-Westfalen) is the state Data Protection Authority for the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is in charge of enforcing the GDPR in the private sector in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia and for the public sector under the jurisdiction of North Rhine-Westphalia (e.g. cities, districts, the police, universities and tax enforcement agencies).

Structure[edit | edit source]

The organisational structure of the authority can be found here.

Procedural Information[edit | edit source]

Applicable Procedural Law[edit | edit source]

Just like every German state, North Rhine-Westphalia enacts its own administrative procedure law and its own data protection law. In addition, some provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act apply. These include representation in the European Data Protection Committee. LDI can issue fines themselves. If fines are not appealed they can be enforced for 30 years.

Complaints Procedure under Art 77 GDPR[edit | edit source]

Complaints can be filed in writing, electronically and via fax.

Ex Officio Procedures under Art 57 GDPR[edit | edit source]

LDI can run ex officio procedures out of its own motion. Cases were so far triggered by media reports or larger public debates about controllers.

Appeals[edit | edit source]

Appeals against decisions are possible in the German administrative jurisdiction. Court of first instance is the district administration court (Verwaltungsgericht) in Düsseldorf. Regularly an appeal against the courts decision is possible at the Superior Administrative Courts of North Rhine-Westphalia (Oberverwaltungsgericht NRW) in Münster. In special cases appeal against these decisions are possible at the federal administrative court. (→ Judiciary of Germany in WIkipedia, Law of Germany § Public law in Wikipedia )

Practical Information[edit | edit source]

LDI prefers complaints using the form provided on their homepage. LDI also processes anonymously filed complaints.

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