The Bundestag, the German Federal Parliament, has recently adopted controversial draft law on IT security.

The draft aims to improve IT security in companies and public bodies, especially in the field of critical infrastructure, thus stipulating minimum security standards and reporting obligations for operators and providers of communication systems. The Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) has been given a fundamental role and fines of 100,000 euros for non-compliance will be enforced.

The draft has previously been criticized by German privacy watchdogs and consumer organizations who suggest that it does not protect  data adequately.

Bundestag Bill (PDF) (in German)