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August 14 2017

Germany Passes New Federal Data Protection Act

The German Parliament and the Federal Council have approved the draft of a new Federal Data Protection Act to align German data protection law to the European General Data Protection replace the existing Federal Data Protection Act.

Overall, the draft includes much of Germany's existing Federal Data Protection Act, with specific provisions on processing of employee data, automated decision making, rating agencies and scoring, data subject rights and the requirement of every data controller to appoint a data protection officer, and more.