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.
“Networking again at last”
Conflicting views and long-awaited personal conversations marked BvD fall conference and Authorities Day in Munich It was a nail-biter until the very end. First, the hotel booked in Nuremberg for the BvD autumn conference had become too small because the demand for a...
5TH BVD FALL CONFERENCE – “BUSINESS MEETS SUPERVISORY AUTHORITY”
Data protection congress in Munich on challenges of the digitalized workplace Data protection …
Five demands of the BvD for the Bundestag elections receive media attention
Under the title "Moving our country forward," the German Association of Data Protection Officers (BvD) published a 5-point paper on Aug. 25, 2021, with demands for the future federal government. In it, the association argues that the protection of personal data should...
Annual volunteer meeting of the BvD’s “Privacy Goes to School” initiative once again held digitally
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BfDI: Facebook pages of federal authorities are not compliant with data protection regulations
Facebook does not ensure that these sites are compliant with the GDPR. The Federal Data Protection Commissioner (BfDI) Ulrich Kelber is therefore calling for the pages to be shut down by the end of the year.
International data transfer: Cross-border monitoring by data protection supervisory authorities in Germany
The data protection supervisory authorities of several German states are conducting jointly coordinated checks to ensure compliance with data protection law requirements on international data transfers by companies to countries outside the European Union or the European Economic Area (third countries).
National Insights: Legal counselling of DPOs in Germany
Activity of the designated DPO: No conflict with the Legal Services Act. In its decision of 12 March 2021, the North Rhine-Westphalia Lawyers' Court (Anwaltsgerichtshof NRW; in the following AGH NRW) commented on the activity of the Data Protection Officer and the...
BvD DPO Spring Congress 2021
In 2021, the BvD DPO Spring Congress will be held under the motto “Next Level Data Protection – The Privacy Officer as a Pilot in Digitalization” and will take place as an online conference on May 19 & 20, 2021.
DPO’s activities do not constitute a violation of the Legal Services Act – NRW Lawyers’ Court confirms BvD’s legal opinion
In a position paper, the BvD explains why the activity of the appointed data protection officer (DPO) does not constitute a violation of the Legal Services Act (RDG).
Bavarian DPA (BayLDA) calls for German company to cease the use of 'Mailchimp' tool
The "ruling" presented in the "Standard" concerns a remedy procedure concluded without formal supervisory measures regarding a complaint by a data subject, in which the controller (an individual company) that had used Mailchimp had, after our request for comments...