Government Plans To Create New Foundation
DATA PROTECTION—GERMANYFebruary 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.