Germany publishes English version of its national GDPR implementation act
The German Ministry of Interior Affairs has published an English translation of the new Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), which will provide for the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The new BDSG replaces a 40-year-old national predecessor and is the first step toward adapting national German member State law to the provisions of the GDPR. Effective in May 2018, the changes include specific processing situations, data protection officers, video surveillance, documentation, and aggravated compliance controls, among other key highlights.
It will be important for companies to determine how the changes may affect their specific business model and data processing.