Privacy Advisor

German Data Protection Act Reform

04.01.2009
Proposed reforms to the German Federal Data Protection Act (FDPA), if adopted, will have a considerable impact on companies doing business in that country. The changes would strengthen the authority of data protection officers, tighten restrictions on data transfers, raise fines for noncompliance, and introduce breach notification rules. In this article author Christoph Rittweger details the proposed reforms which may move quickly through the legislative process.

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