In mid-May, the German Federal Parliament passed the new German Federal Data Protection Act, replacing the existing Federal Data Protection Act. The new act adapts to the upcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) and also takes effect on the same date, 25 May 2018.
The new data protection law has some specific requirements that deviate from the EU GDPR, most notably when a company is obligated to appoint a Data Protection Officer and the specific rules on the processing of employee’s data, but on the whole, the new law closely follows the EU GDPR and makes it effective in Germany.
EU member states can, to some extent, make individual changes or restrictions to EU GDPR and that is what we are seeing with this new law in Germany.
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