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German DPAs require data exporters to verify safe harbor compliance
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • Germany, USA
  • June 2 2010

On April 29, 2010, German data protection authorities issued a resolution regarding the obligations of German data exporters with respect to U.S. data importers that have self-certified under the Safe Harbor program


German government budgets 10 million EUR to set up data protection foundation - federal DPA issues concept paper
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • Germany
  • February 11 2011

On February 8, 2011, the German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information issued a concept paper setting forth concrete suggestions for the creation of a Data Protection Foundation (the "Foundation"


German DPAs publish comprehensive FAQs on statutory data breach notification requirement
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • Germany
  • May 31 2011

The German Data Protection Authorities of Berlin and North Rhine-Westphalia have issued a paper containing Frequently Asked Questions about the German statutory data breach notification requirement that went into effect on September 1, 2009


German Ministry issues draft law regarding data protection on the internet
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • Germany
  • December 6 2010

On December 1, 2010, the German Federal Ministry of the Interior (the "BMI") issued a paper entitled "Data Protection on the Internet," which contains a draft law to protect against particularly serious violations of privacy rights online


German federal DPA approves binding corporate rules of Deutsche Post DHL
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • Germany
  • February 3 2011

On February 3, 2011, the German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information issued a press release announcing that it has approved the privacy policy formulated by Deutsche Post DHL


Germany launches national cyber defense center
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • Germany
  • July 7 2011

On June 16, 2011, the German Federal Ministry of the Interior officially opened a National Cyber Defense Center as part of the comprehensive cybersecurity strategy that was adopted by the German federal government on February 23, 2011


German Federal Office for Information Security issues final framework paper on information security for cloud computing
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • Germany
  • May 16 2011

On May 10, 2011, the German Federal Office for Information Security, (the Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationtechnik or "BSI") released the final framework paper on information security issues related to cloud computing


German DPA issues legal opinion on cloud computing
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • Germany
  • June 23 2010

On June 18, 2010, the data protection authority of the German federal state of Schleswig-Holstein published a press release and a comprehensive legal opinion on cloud computing


German DPAs set minimum qualification and independence requirements for company data protection officers
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • Germany
  • December 17 2010

On November 25, 2010, the German data protection authorities responsible for the private sector (also known as the "Düsseldorfer Kreis") issued a resolution on the minimum requirements for the qualifications and independence of company data protection officers ("DPOs"


German government adopts security breach notification requirement in Telecommunications Act
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • Germany
  • March 2 2011

On March 2, 2011, the German Federal government adopted a draft law revising certain sector-specific data protection provisions in the German Telecommunications Act