Data Protection Officer
Data protection in the company - The EU General Data Protection Regulation
On 25 May 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO) came into force. This new DSGVO displaced as immediate applicable law in all EU countries the previous national regulations.The DS-GVO allows in some (few) places that the respective national legislator can make additional arrangements. For this purpose, Germany has completely revised the previous BDSG and issued a new BDSG (BDSG-NEW 2018), which contains the supplementary regulations to the DS-GVO.
Also of importance for online marketing measures is the amendment of the EU's previous "E-Privacy Regulation", which will enter into force as the directly applicable law at the earliest in 2019.
Importance for companies
From our point of view, the following points are of particular importance for the implementation:
- Increased fines and sentence
- New corporate accountability for companies
- Change of liability rules for commissioned data processing
- substantial reinforcement of the rights of data subject
- reporting requirements of data protection violations (in the future within 72 hours)
The first step: inventory
In order to be able to identify the need for changes, the first step is to stock taking of the processes in which personal data is processed.
On request, we accompany you in this phase through consulting projects, up to take over the function of external data protection officer.