Germany’s Step to Enhance the Data Protection Rights of its Citizens

    View Author February 2016

    On 17 December 2015, the German Bundestag passed a bill extending the rights of consumer protection organizations (Verbraucherverbände), the chambers of commerce and certain other associations to take action in court to prevent violations of consumer data protection regulations. 

    The new Act’s general objective is to further improve consumer protection, as well as protect compliant businesses against unfair competition. In this publication we cover possible implications of the new bill, which is expected to come into force by March 2016.