Katrin Eggert

Adapting the Data Protection Act to the Regulation (EU) 2016/679

Current draft law of the Federal government to adapt the Data Protection Act to Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and to implement Directive (EU) 2016/680 now published.

As already indicated in the Blog contribution of 29.01.2017, the Federal cabinet this Wednesday, 01.02.2017, published the draft law to adapt the Data Protection Act to Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and to implement Directive (EU) 2016/680.

Meaning that we now have the official Federal government draft (among other) of the new BDSG [Federal Data Protection Act]. This draft law will of course now follow the normal course of any law – there will be expert hearings, if necessary, and both the Federal Council and the Bundestag must give their consent.

But a whole range of position statements and remarks have nevertheless already contributed to this draft law. Most of these were negative.

I will no longer update this list, since the list below is now also included on the EU-GDPR Web page of the BvD.

See below for an excerpt of comments received on the draft law:

On this occasion: Since the present official version is not significantly different from the version leaked on 28.01.2017, the comments contained in Sunday’s Blog contribution remain valid.

This remains true: We are probably much closer to a new BDSG law (actually then no longer called ABDSG or BDSG-new, but simply BDSG – quite moving).

The next weeks will remain exciting.

(Author: Frank Spaeing)