The Federal Data Protection Commissioner, Andrea Voßhoff, has announced that for years the criminal departments of the Bund and the Länder have unlawfully stored personal data in narcotic drugs files. This was the outcome of the first respective examination of the Data Protection Authorities of the Bund and the Länder. According to the examination, personal data has been recorded by these criminal departments, also in respect of minor cases. In many cases there was no justification for assuming that future criminal acts could be expected. The criminal departments often also failed to check whether personal data had to be deleted after an acquittal or a termination of proceedings.