Commenting on the adoption of the law introducing a right of consumer associations to proceed against breaches of privacy, Frederick Richter, the chairman of the Foundation for Data Protection (Stiftung Datenschutz), criticized the German government for not improving the equipment of German data protection authorities. Richter particularly pointed to the growing administrative tasks due to the EU General Data Protection Regulation. He cited estimations according to which one single post is available to each federal data protection authority for 9,300 companies.

The Stiftung Datenschutz was established in 2013 and based on civil law. Its goal is to promote transparency and self-data protection through information and education.

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