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Anonymization of Personal Data with Focus on Traffic Data:  First Public Consultation Procedure by the Federal German Data Protection Office

On February 10, 2020, the German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI) initiated its first public consultation procedure on the anonymization of personal data, with a particular focus on providers of electronic communication services.  As the European Commission Communication in A European Strategy for Data recognized, anonymized data may be used … Continue Reading

Compliance to PSD2 and GDPR – A New Challenge

The revised EU’s Payment Services Directive (PSD2) and EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will both come in force in 2018. Seemingly unconnected, these two regulatory initiatives share a common goal– putting customers in control of their own personal data and keeping that personal data safe. PSD2  is an update to the original Payment Service … Continue Reading

Survey of the National GDPR Implementation Laws of Key Member States

While the GDPR compliance clock is ticking for companies, EU Member States have also been preparing for the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) which will become enforceable on May 25, 2018. The GDPR will be directly applicable in all EU Member States without the need for implementing national laws. However, apart from … Continue Reading

Germany Passes New Federal Data Protection Act (Datenschutz-Anpassungs- und -Umsetzungsgesetz EU)

On June 30, 2017, Germany passed its new Federal Data Protection Act (Datenschutz-Anpassungs- und -Umsetzungsgesetz EU), the Act. The Act implements the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and will enter into force on 25 May 2018. It will replace the former German Data Protection Act (BDSG), which has been in force for nearly four … Continue Reading
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