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Act on Identity Cards and Electronic Identification (Personalausweisgesetz, PAuswG)

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Übersetzung durch den Sprachendienst des Bundesministeriums des Innern.

Translation provided by the Language Service of the Federal Ministry of the Interior.

Stand: Die Übersetzung berücksichtigt die Änderung(en) des Gesetzes durch Artikel 4 des Gesetzes vom 22. Dezember 2011 (BGBl. I S. 2959)
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Part 1
General provisions
Section 1Identification requirement; law on identification documents
Section 2Definitions
Section 3Temporary identity cards
Section 4Ownership; card manufacturer; authority responsible for issuing authorization certificates
Section 5Models; stored data
Section 6Length of validity; early application; geographical restrictions
Section 7Administrative responsibility
Section 8Local responsibility; lack of local responsibility
Part 2
Issuing and blocking the identity card
Section 9Issuing the identity card
Section 10Deactivating; activating; blocking and unblocking the electronic identification function
Section 11Information obligations
Section 12Forms and procedures for collecting, checking and transmitting data
Section 13Transmitting PIN codes, PUK codes and blocking codes
Part 3
Personal data
Section 14Collecting and using personal data
Section 15Automated retrieval and storage by authorities entitled to check identification
Section 16Use of serial numbers, blocking codes and blocking attributes by authorities entitled to check identification
Section 17Checking identity using data stored on the electronic storage and processing medium
Section 18Electronic identification
Section 19Storage using electronic identification
Section 20Use by public- and private-sector bodies
Part 4
Authorizations; electronic signature
Section 21Issuing and suspending authorizations of service providers
Section 22Electronic signature
Part 5
Identity card register; storage provisions
Section 23Identity card register
Section 24Use of data stored in the identity card register
Section 25Electronic data transmission and automated retrieval of photographs
Section 26Other storage of personal data
Part 6
Obligations of identity card holders; invalidity and withdrawal of identity cards
Section 27Obligations of identity card holders
Section 28Invalid identity cards
Section 29Seizure and confiscation
Section 30Immediate effect
Part 7
Fees and expenses; fines
Section 31Fees and expenses
Section 32Fines
Section 33Fining authorities
Part 8
Authority to issue statutory instruments; transitional provision
Section 34Authorization to issue statutory instruments
Section 35Transitional provision