German Law Revamped To Align With EU Data Privacy Regime

Law360, New York (July 10, 2017, 10:05 PM EDT) -- Germany has become the first member state to revise its national privacy law in light of sweeping changes slated for May to the European Union's data protection regime, while also taking advantage of several openings in the new bloc-wide regulation to set out its own rules for handling employee, health and other sensitive data.

The German Data Protection Amendment Act, which cleared its final hurdle on July 5 after it was formally approved by the German federal president and published in the Federal Law Gazette, makes significant changes to the long-standing national data protection regime that it replaces in preparation for...

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