Association of Data Protection Officers Germany (BvD)

Germany

About

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.

Key Facts

Chairman
Thomas Spaeing

Contact Person
Karsten Füllhaase

Year of Incorporation
1989

Members
1,885

Corporate members
1.080

Regional chapters
12

Working Groups
9

Topics / Working Groups

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.

Working groups

  • External data protection officers
  • Financial services
  • Encryption and signing
  • Medical services
  • Law and Practice
  • Schools
  • Social institutions
  • Working aids
  • Disposal and public utilities

Our News

Data Act – What’s in store for the economy?

Data Act – What’s in store for the economy?

End: Sep 05, 2022Data Act - What's in store for the economy? Discussion event organized by BvD, Stiftung Datenschutz and DIHK The Data Act is intended to create a legal framework for the use and sharing of data. The aim is to facilitate and improve the exchange of...

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Starting up: The DAME 2022 Data Protection Media Award

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.

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European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling strengthens the role of the internal data protection officer and helps companies

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.

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Laokoon Group awarded the DAME 2021

Laokoon Group awarded the DAME 2021

The cross-media data experiment “Made to Measure – A Digital Search for Traces” wins the Data Protection Media Award and with it prize money of 3,000 euros

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“Networking again at last”

“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...

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Members of the EFDPO

Effective members

EFDPO Austria
EFDPO French Polynesia member
EFDPO Liechtenstein
EFDPO Switzerland member
EFDPO Czech Republic
EFDPO Greece
EFDPO Portugal
EFDPO France
EFDPO Germany
EFDPO Slovakia

Associate members

EFDPO Brazil member
EFDPO Croatia member

Effective members

Austria

Austria

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

France

France

French Polynesia

French Polynesia

Germany

Germany

Greece

Greece

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

Portugal

Portugal

Slovakia

Slovakia

Switzerland

Switzerland

Associate members

Brazil

Brazil

Croatia

Croatia