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).