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April 2021

These companies need a data protection officer

5. April 2021

The German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) regulate the question of when companies need a data protection officer. The DSGVO has significantly expanded the group of companies that require a data protection officer. It is now no longer only the size of the company that matters. Even small companies with fewer than 20 employees are often required to appoint a DPO. A DPO is required in the following cases: 1. as a rule, at least 20 persons are permanently employed with the automated processing of personal data in the company (Section 38 BDSG). This provision essentially corresponds to the existing legal situation. ...

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