On the 25th of May 2018 the European Data Protection Laws took affect. In Germany a external Data protection officer is called an Externer Datenschutzbeauftragter. Although companies had two years for get ready many companies are still struggling to comply even months afterwards. There is still a lot of uncertainty as to how the compliance is defined and what exactly has to be done to do so. What is certain though is that the Data Protection authorities are taking Data Protection very serious. They have warned companies that failure to comply would lead to have fines that could definitely hurt a company. In case of a breach of the Data Protection laws, companies could face fines of up to four percent of their yearly gross turnover.
Many feared that Law firms would take the opportunity to go after companies that do not comply merely for the sake of making fast money. This, however, has not been the case until now. Because of the uncertainty and high potential fines many small bloggers have given up their websites out of fear of been sued.
Many companies are now relying on external experts to help solve their data protection problems. AGIDAT is a company that offers seminars and lectures on Data Protection. For companies that rely on their own personnell to handle Data security they even offer schooling at very affordable prices. For more Information on Data protection please contact someone at www.agidat.de