European Data Protection Digest

Fundamental Human Rights at Risk

PRIVACY—GERMANY

September 3, 2010

On August 30, the Schleswig Holstein Independent Center for Privacy Protection hosted its annual summer academy. Entitled "Codex Digitalis," the academy examined the inadequate protection of fundamental rights in the digital world. The broad range of perspectives presented included a challenge to amend  the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by adding universal fundamental rights for the digital world, reference to indications that the German Foreign Ministry may potentially support developing international data protection regulations with France and Spain and advocacy for the use of privacy by design as a means to lessen the loss of control over data caused by information technology. (Article in German.)
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