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Act on the Central Criminal Register and the Educative Measures Register
(Bundeszentralregistergesetz – BZRG)

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Übersetzung durch Ute Reusch

Translation provided by Ute Reusch

Stand: Die Übersetzung berücksichtigt die Änderung(en) des Gesetzes durch Artikel 2 des Gesetzes vom 10. August 2021 (BGBl. I S. 3420)
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Part 1
Authority holding Register
Section 1Federal Central Criminal Register
Section 2(repealed)
Part 2
Central Criminal Register
Chapter 1
Content and maintenance of Register
Section 3Content of Register
Section 4Convictions
Section 5Content of entry
Section 6Aggregate sentence and aggregate youth penalty
Section 7Suspension on probation; reservation of decision on suspension
Section 8(repealed)
Section 9(repealed)
Section 10Decisions by administrative authorities and courts
Section 11Lack of criminal responsibility
Section 12Subsequent decisions under general criminal law
Section 13Subsequent decisions under juvenile criminal law
Section 14Acts of pardon and amnesties
Section 15Entry concerning enforcement and deprivation of liberty
Section 16Reopening of proceedings
Section 17Other decisions and court findings
Section 18Criminal offences in connection with trade
Section 19Reversal of decisions
Section 20Notifications, corrections, restricted disclosure notices
Section 20aChange of personal data
Section 20bIdentification procedure
Section 21Automated information procedure
Section 21aRecord keeping
Section 22Duty to inform
Section 23Reference to formation of aggregate sentence
Section 24Removal of entries
Section 25Order for removal
Section 26Wrongfully removed entries
Chapter 2
Search notes
Section 27Storage
Section 28Procedure
Section 29Disposal
Chapter 3
Disclosure of information extracted from Register
1. Certificate of good conduct
Section 30Application
Section 30aApplication for extended certificate of good conduct
Section 30bEuropean certificate of good conduct
Section 30cElectronic applications
Section 31Issuance of certificate of good conduct and of extended certificate of good conduct for official purposes
Section 32Content of certificate of good conduct
Section 33Non-inclusion of convictions after expiry of time limit
Section 34Time limit
Section 35Aggregate sentence, aggregate youth penalty and ancillary decisions
Section 36Commencement
Section 37Suspension of expiry
Section 38Several convictions
Section 39Order for non-inclusion
Section 40Subsequent entry
2. Unrestricted disclosure of information extracted from Register
Section 41Scope of information disclosed
Section 42Disclosure to person concerned
Section 42aDisclosure for scientific purposes
Section 42bDisclosure to prepare legal provisions and general administrative provisions
Section 43Forwarding of information
3. Disclosure of information to authorities
Section 43aEx officio disclosure of information relating to other proceedings
Section 44Confidential treatment of information
4. Denial of information for witness protection purposes
Section 44aDenial of information
Chapter 4
Section 45Deletion after expiry of time limit
Section 46Time limit after which entries are deleted
Section 47Setting of time limit and suspension of expiry
Section 48Order for deletion due to legislative amendment
Section 49Order for deletion in special cases
Section 50Wrongfully deleted entries
Chapter 5
Legal effects of deletion
Section 51Prohibition of use
Section 52Exceptions
Chapter 6
Limitation of convicted person’s duties of disclosure
Section 53Convicted person’s duty of disclosure
Chapter 7
International exchange of information extracted from Register
Section 53aLimits to international cooperation
Section 54Entries in Register
Section 55Procedure for making entry
Section 56Treatment of entries
Section 56a(repealed)
Section 56bStorage for purpose of sharing information with Member States of European Union
Section 57Sharing information with foreign, supranational and intergovernmental agencies
Section 57aExchange of information extracted from Register with Member States of European Union
Section 58Consideration of convictions
Chapter 8
Processing of personal data for the purposes set out in Regulation (EU) 2019/816 and in Regulation (EU) 2019/818
Section 58aRequest for transmission of personal data from ECRIS-​TCN
Section 58bSharing of personal data between the authority holding the Register and the Federal Criminal Police Office
Section 58cExpiry of retention period in ECRIS-​TCN
Part 3
Youth Educative Measures Register
Section 59Maintenance of Youth Educative Measures Register
Section 60Entries made in Youth Educative Measures Register
Section 61Disclosure of information extracted from Youth Educative Measures Register
Section 62Search notes
Section 63Removal of entries
Section 64Limitation of person concerned’s duties of disclosure
Part 4
Transfer of Criminal Register kept by Prosecutor General of German Democratic Republic
Section 64aCriminal Register of German Democratic Republic
Section 64bEntries and documentation concerning entries
Part 5
Transitional and final provisions
Section 65Transfer of entries to Central Criminal Register
Section 66Entries deleted or qualifying for deletion upon entry into force of this Act
Section 67Entries in Youth Educative Measures File
Section 68Provisions and designations in other provisions
Section 69Transitional provisions