Association of Data Protection Officers Germany (BvD)
The Association of Data Protection Officers Germany (BvD) represents the interests of more than 1,800 data protection officers in companies and public agencies as well as consultants from all over Germany. Founded in 1989, it is the oldest interest group in the industry. From our Capital Office in Berlin, we coordinate our commitment to modern and feasible data protection.
Our aim is to raise public awareness of data protection issues and the important role of data protection officers. We cooperate with policymakers, the business sector and supervisory authorities on the continuous improvement of data protection. In doing so, we see ourselves as pathfinders for the digital future. After all, the increasing complexity of our communication society requires a strong professional association for data protection officers.
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To ensure high quality standards in data protection, the BvD has developed a Code of Practice for DPOs in cooperation with supervisory authorities and data protection experts and continues adapting it to the current challenges in data protection. BvD members can commit themselves to this Code of Conduct and thus guarantee quality and security of data processing.Through working groups and regional chapters, workshops and regular conferences, the BvD offers ongoing exchange with politics, the economy, science und supervisory authorities.
Successful Premiere of EFDPO Conference in Berlin
One of EFDPO’s goals is to create a European network of national associations for the exchange of information, experience and methods, and to improve the quality of training and professional practice. With this in mind, EFDPO invited privacy professionals from all...
May 9 & 10, 2023, Berlin
One of EFDPO’s goals is to create a European network of national associations for the exchange of information, experience and methods, and to improve the quality of training and professional practice.
With this in mind, EFDPO invites privacy professionals from all over Europe to visit the EFDPO Congress on May 9th and 10th, 2023 in Berlin.
6-month pause for AI development: BvD chairman signs open letter
BvD chairman Thomas Spaeing, together with numerous experts from AI research and industry as well as a wide variety of other fields, has signed an open letter pointing out that AI systems can pose significant risks to society and humanity.
German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information presents Activity Report
On Wednesday, March 15, the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI), Professor Ulrich Kelber, handed over his activity report for 2022 to the President of the German Bundestag. In the year under report, the BfDI chaired the...
BvD Autumn Conference Discussed Key Issues for Transatlantic Data Protection
Traditionally, the Autumn Conference and the subsequent Authorities Day organized by the German Association of Data Protection Officers (BvD) are devoted to current developments in data protection.
DPOs as facilitators for the successful implementation of the Data Act
Corporate data is to be used better in Europe in the future. The Data Act is therefore intended to enable companies to gain better access to data from other companies in order to create new data-driven business models and innovations. How is this law to be...
Data Act – What’s in store for the economy?
Data Act – What’s in store for the economy? Discussion event organized by BvD, Stiftung Datenschutz …
Starting up: The DAME 2022 Data Protection Media Award
The competition initiated by the Professional Association of Data Protection Officers in Germany (BvD) is entering its sixth round. Media professionals and creative minds can submit their contributions on the topic of data privacy from now until December 5.
European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling strengthens the role of the internal data protection officer and helps companies
The Federal Data Protection Act provides for a special position of the internal data protection officer. Due to the sensitive nature of their work, the respective employee can only be dismissed for good cause. This special national regulation has now been confirmed by the European Court of Justice (ECJ), which thus strengthens the role of data protection officers.
Successful premiere for Data Protection Day Hesse & Rhineland-Palatinate in cooperation with the supervisory authorities
Around 200 data protection officers came together on June 28, 2022 for the first Data Protection Day Hesse & Rhineland-Palatinate to exchange views with experts from the supervisory authorities on topics related to everyday professional practice.