European Data Protection Digest

Bundesrat Calls for Substantial Improvements in Legislation

PRIVACY LAW—GERMANY

November 5, 2010

On 2 November, Bundesrat committees submitted 46 pages of recommendations for changes to the legislation drafted by the administration of Chancellor Merkel on employee data protection. The committees have expressed concern that the administration has not presented a draft for an independent piece of legislation but rather for an amendment to be included as a subsection to the federal data privacy law. Among other points, committee policy specialists insist on more restrictions against video surveillance in the workplace and unwarranted data matching. Overall, the recommendations agree with the demands for substantial improvements previously made by German data protection officials. (Article in German)
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