Tuesday, December 7

Association: Data protection law needs more federal competencies

BERLIN (dpa-AFX) – Companies with digital business models are calling on the future federal government to anchor more competencies in data protection law at the federal level, away from the state principle. The Federal Association of the Digital Economy (BVDW) informed the German Press Agency that the specific interpretation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) should be delegated to the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI). “We call on the future traffic light coalition to get this off the ground as part of their coalition negotiations.”

From the point of view of the association, which represents hundreds of companies with digital business models from large corporations to medium-sized companies, the state data protection authorities should only have an advisory role for the GDPR, vis-à-vis the Federal Commissioner, but also vis-à-vis companies.

The association hereby underpins its demand: “The exchange with the state data protection authorities is important, but they are currently contradicting each other and thus confronting the industry with insoluble tasks.” You currently have to coordinate with several authorities and countries would have different views. /Rin/DP/zb


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