In this area we have compiled information on data protection. The aim is to inform those who have a deeper interest in data protection.
The data protection supervisory authorities in Germany, Europe and the world cooperate closely. By agreeing on common positions, they take a stand in debates and create the practical basis for a good implementation of the law in companies and authorities. The BfDI is involved in all committees and their working groups.
With regard to the GDPR, it doesn't look like that, but data protection law is constantly evolving. In the debates, the BfDI repeatedly takes a position for modern data protection.
Freedom of information grants everyone the right to access to official information from the federal public authorities. The Freedom of Information Act (IFG) aims to strengthen trust between the state and citizens by making public administrative action more transparent and comprehensible for citizens.
The single contact point coordinates the cross-border cooperation of the data protection supervisory authorities of the federal and state governments with the other Member States of the European Union, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) and the European Commission.