Not only companies but also public authorities are obliged to comply with the new provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Federal Data Protection Act (German BDSG). In the case of public authorities, this is aggravated by the fact that, in addition to these provisions, the respective state privacy laws also apply. This requires a comprehensive overview of the provisions to be applied in each individual case.
Particularly in the public sector, data subjects attach particular importance to the fact that their personal rights and thus their right to informational self-determination are adequately protected. In this area, data subjects rely on – often even more than in private law – that this protection will be guaranteed by compliance and implementation of privacy provisions. Therefore, the ultimate aim should be not to disappoint this basic trust in the rule of law.
Authorities in the public sector can rely on the broad competence and experience of MORGENSTERN, which extends to almost all federal states. Especially in Rhineland-Palatinate, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria and North Rhine-Westphalia, MORGENSTERN’s consultants are already represented as external data protection officers and as speakers for privacy law in the municipal sector.