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DPA Calls for Internet Legislation

PRIVACY LAW—GERMANY

October 29, 2010

Thilo Weichert, director of the Independent Center for Data Protection of Schleswig Holstein, presented a proposal before the German Lawyers Association on Wednesday for legislation that would regulate data protection on the Internet. Central to the proposal is a provision that requires the question of digital publication of personal data to be dependent upon a balancing between freedom of expression and data protection laws. In describing the proposal, Weichert stated in part, "Our draft should free the current discussion from a fixation on geo data and direct attention to significant and mutual problems of data protection." (Article in German.)
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