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Germany Enacts GDPR Implementation Bill

The EU data protection reform package consisting of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (in German: Datenschutz-Grundverordnung, DS-GVO) and the Police Directive (EU) 2016/680 (in German: Datenschutzrichtlinie für Polizei und Strafjustiz) will be implemented in Germany essentially by the Data Protection Adaptation and Implementation Act (in German: Datenschutz-Anpassungs- und Umsetzungsgesetz EU, DSAnpUG-EU)..

The DSAnpUG-EU replaces the existing version of the Federal Data Protection Act (in German: Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG) with an identically named new act (sometimes referred to as BDSG-neu or BDSG n.F.). In addition, it will also enhance a series of other acts mainly in areas of law enforcement and intelligence services (Articles 2–6). Furthermore, the DSAnpUG-EU amends the new version of the BDSG and suggests a procedure for national data protection authorities how to challenge adequacy decisions of the EU Commission (Article 7). The DSAnpUG-EU (including the new version of the BDSG) will enter into force May 25, 2018, and the existing version of BDSG will expire at the same time (Article 8).

 

Data Protection Adaptation and Implementation Act (DSAnpUG-EU)  English version German version