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

National Insights: Legal counselling of DPOs in Germany

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...

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BvD DPO Spring Congress 2021

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.

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BvD comments on the draft bill of the TTDSG

BvD comments on the draft bill of the TTDSG

The German Association of Data Protection Officers (BvD) has submitted a statement to the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) on the draft bill for a law on data protection and privacy in telecommunications and telemedia and on amending the...

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National Insights: Marketing & Privacy

National Insights: Marketing & Privacy

Personalised advertising – not only data protection or competition law. Why?
Targeted advertising is more interesting for both the company and the advertising recipient. However, advertising targeted at the addressee also raises data protection issues, and a tension arises between address-related marketing and data protection.

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Record number of applicants: 49 entries for DAME 2020

Record number of applicants: 49 entries for DAME 2020

The Data Protection Media Award, which comes with a prize money of 3,000 euros, honors entries that explain data protection in a clear and understandable way, while at the same time addressing the topics and language of their target group. A total of 49 entries were...

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Members

Effective members

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

Associate members

EFDPO Brazil member
EFDPO Croatia member

Effective members

Austria

Austria

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

France

France

Germany

Germany

Greece

Greece

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

Portugal

Portugal

Slovakia

Slovakia

Slovakia

Slovakia

Associate members

Brazil

Brazil

Croatia

Croatia