European Data Protection Digest

Government Plans To Create New Foundation

DATA PROTECTION—GERMANY

February 18, 2011

The Office of the German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information is calling for the creation of a national Data Protection Foundation, the Hunton & Williams Privacy and Information Security Law Blog reports. The foundation's tasks will include testing products to ensure data protection compliance, providing education, conducting research and creating a data protection seal. The German government has set aside €10 million in funding, the report states, and plans to establish the new foundation--which has been described as being similar to Germany's consumer protection organization--this year.
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