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data security officer

Data Protection Officers (DPOs) are appointed persons who monitor data protection in public authorities and private business. The function of the Data Protection Officer was created by the Federal Data Protection Act

(BDSG) and relates to the federal states and the federal government. According to the BDSG, there is a Federal Data Protection Commissioner (BDSB) and data protection officers.

The data protection officer organises data protection in companies and public authorities, is bound by instructions and is subordinate to the state supervisory authorities for monitoring data protection. The BDSG is responsible for the federal authorities and is the appeal body for citizens who see their data protection rights impaired.

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Englisch: data security officer
Updated at: 30.01.2007
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