In a press release, the Rheinland-Pfalz Ministry of the Interior announced that the use of open body cameras (bodycams) by specially trained policemen will be tested from 1 July 2015. According to the Ministry, this pilot project shall find a solution for the growing violence against policemen. Bodycams are supposed to be a preventive and de-escalating measure particularly in inspections. Rheinland-Pfalz is the second Federal State after Hessen to introduce police bodycams. The implications for data privacy law are yet to be seen.

Lewentz: Bodycam to protect police officers better against violence (in German)