TTDSG or “Telekommunikation-Telemedien-Datenschutzgesetz” translated as the Telecommunications and Telemedia Data Protection Act
Details about the TTDSG
The bill has been in effect since December 1, 2021.
TTDSG includes regulations regarding:
- The rights of inheritors against providers of telecommunication services (Section 3 of the TTDSG – the aim of this provision is not really clear after the German Supreme Court decided on July 12, 2018 – Case III ZR 183/17, that inheritors may claim access to social media accounts of the deceased);
- Obligations regarding technical and organizational measures of providers of telemedia services, in particular options to always discontinue the use of a service or to use the service anonymously or with a pseudonym and notification obligation if the user is transferred to the service of another provider of telemedia services (Section 19 of the TTDSG – these rules already exist in the current Section 13 of the Telemedia Act)
- Access to general contractual data processed by providers of telemedia services for the purposes of IP infringement and violations of the Network Enforcement Act (Section 21 of the TTDSG);