This month, the Data Privacy Commissioners of the Bund and the Länder had their 91st, bi-annual Conference in Schwerin. In its resolution, the Conference appealed to German legislators to make comprehensive use of the flexibility clauses within the General Data Protection Regulation in order to safeguard essential data protection standards as required by the basic right to informational self- determination. In particular, the Conference called for an employee data protection act, for the strengthening of data protection authorities, for maintaining the obligation to appoint a company data protection officer and for preserving data protection goals such as data economy, confidentiality, integrity, availability or transparency. The Conference also expressed doubts about the legality of the EU- US Privacy Shield.

Press Release (in German)