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Harmonisation of EU Data Protection “becomes more distant” as Germany adopts GDPR bill

18 May 2017 The Federal Council (‘Bundesrat’) adopted, on 12 May 2017, a draft bill for a new Federal Data Protection Act (‘the Bill’), in light of the entry into force of the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (‘GDPR’), and following its adoption by the Parliament (‘Bundestag’) towards the end of April.

Source: Germany: Harmonisation “becomes more distant” as Bundesrat adopts GDPR bill

Germany′s highest court rules IP addresses may be saved in interest of cybersecurity

Cybersecurity takes priority over a person’s data protection rights in some cases, the Federal Court has ruled. This specifically refers to the right to save IP addresses as defense against cyberattacks.

Source: Germany′s highest court rules IP addresses may be saved in interest of cybersecurity | News | DW | 16.05.2017

Court to Facebook: Stop harvesting users’ WhatsApp personal data without consent

Facebook has lost its bid to collect the personal data of WhatsApp users in Germany — for now.

In August last year, Facebook-owned WhatsApp changed its terms and privacy policy to say that the parent company would gain access to users’ telephone numbers and other pieces of data, such as the mobile operating system being used, the user’s phone number, and screen resolution.

The idea was to improve Facebook’s ad targeting and to make it easier for the social network to suggest friend connections.

Source: Court to Facebook: Stop harvesting users’ WhatsApp personal data without consent

German DPA Publishes English Translation of Standard Data Protection Model

On April 13, 2017, the North Rhine-Westphalia State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information published an English translation of the draft Standard Data Protection Model (“SDM”). The SDM was adopted in November 2016 at the Conference of the Federal and State Data Protection Commissioners.

Source: German DPA Publishes English Translation of Standard Data Protection Model : : Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

Germany: DPAs try and find “common and practical approach” with Standard Data Protection Model

The German Federal and State Commissioners (‘the Commissioners’) released, on 14 April 2017, a Standard Data Protection Model (‘SDP Model’), which analyses the interrelation between the legal requirements regarding data processing and the selection and implementation of technical and organisational data protection measures, under existing German law and the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (‘GDPR’).

Source: Germany: DPAs try and find “common and practical approach” with Standard Data Protection Model

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