BSDG or Bundesdatenschutzgesetz translated as the Federal Data Protection Act
Details about the BSDG
The bill has been in effect since January 1, 1978.
The German Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG) is a federal data protection act, that together with the data protection acts of the German federated states and other area-specific regulations, governs the exposure of personal data, which is manually processed or stored in IT systems.
Overview of the BDSG:
- First section: General and common rules
- Second section: Data processing by public bodies
- Third section: Data processing by non-public bodies and public competitor companies
- Fourth section: Special provisions
- Fifth section: Criminal and civil penalty provisions
- Sixth section: Transitional provisions