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Federal Data Protection Act

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Stand: Die Übersetzung berücksichtigt die Änderung(en) des Gesetzes durch Artikel 1 des Gesetzes vom 14.8.2009 (BGBl. I S. 2814)
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Part I
General and common provisions
Section 1Purpose and scope
Section 2Public and private bodies
Section 3Further definitions
Section 3aData reduction and data economy
Section 4Admissibility of data collection, processing and use
Section 4aConsent
Section 4bTransfer of personal data abroad and to supranational or international bodies
Section 4cExceptions
Section 4dObligatory registration
Section 4eContents of the obligatory registration
Section 4fData protection official
Section 4gDuties of the data protection official
Section 5Confidentiality
Section 6Rights of the data subject
Section 6aAutomated individual decision
Section 6bMonitoring of publicly accessible areas with optic-electronic devices
Section 6cMobile storage and processing media for personal data
Section 7Compensation
Section 8Compensation in case of automated data processing by public bodies
Section 9Technical and organizational measures
Section 9aData protection audit
Section 10Establishment of automated retrieval procedures
Section 11Commissioned collection, processing or use of personal data
Part II
Data processing by public bodies
Chapter I
Legal basis for data processing
Section 12Scope
Section 13Collection of data
Section 14Storage, modification and use of data
Section 15Transfer of data to public bodies
Section 16Transfer of data to private bodies
Section 17Transfer of data to bodies outside the area of application of this Act
Section 18Implementation of data protection in the federal administration
Chapter II
Rights of the data subject
Section 19Provision of information to the data subject
Section 19aNotification
Section 20Correction, erasure and blocking of data; right of objection
Section 21Appeals to the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Chapter III
Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Section 22Election of the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Section 23Legal status of the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Section 24Monitoring by the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Section 25Complaints lodged by the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Section 26Further duties of the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Part III
Data processing by private bodies and public-law enterprises participating in competition
Chapter I
Legal basis for data processing
Section 27Scope
Section 28Collection and storage of data for own commercial purposes
Section 28aData transfer to credit inquiry agencies
Section 28bScoring
Section 29Commercial collection and storage of data for the purpose of transfer
Section 30Commercial collection and storage of data for the purpose of transfer in anonymized form
Section 30aCommercial data collection and storage for purposes of market or opinion research
Section 31Limitation of use to specific purposes
Section 32Data collection, processing and use for employment-related purposes
Chapter II
Rights of the data subject
Section 33Notification of the data subject
Section 34Provision of information to the data subject
Section 35Correction, erasure and blocking of data
Chapter III
Supervisory authority
Section 36Appointment of a data protection official
Section 38Supervisory authority
Section 38aCode of conduct to promote the implementation of data protection provisions
Part IV
Special provisions
Section 39Limited use of personal data subject to professional or special official secrecy
Section 40Processing and use of personal data by research institutes
Section 41Collection, processing and use of personal data by the media
Section 42Data protection official of Deutsche Welle
Section 42aObligation to report unlawful access to data
Part V
Final provisions
Section 43Administrative offences
Section 44Criminal offences
Part VI
Transitional provisions
Section 45Current applications
Section 46Overreaching validity of definitions
Section 47Transitional provision
Section 48Report of the Federal Government
Annex
(to the first sentence of Section 9 of this Act)