For the second time, the study "Data Protection Practice 2015" analyzes the everyday work of German data protection officers, providing evidence for the efficiency and cost advantages of this model of corporate self-monitoring and making a definitive case for the introduction of company data protection officers throughout Europe.

The study supplies political and economic discourse with information about data protection violations, preventive measures, and resources as well as approaches for improvement from practice. Other core themes include the work of the regulatory authorities, the support of data protection officers by management, and opinions on the main points of the General Data Protection Regulation based on current knowledge.

"Data Protection 2015" was delivered on May 26, 2015, to MEP Axel Voss, Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Legal Affairs of the European Parliament.

The study is available in the English and German languages. It can be downloaded for free as a PDF.

Quotations from Data Protection Practice 2015:

“Organizational structures are becoming less and less transparent, and data breach scandals are shaking consumers’ confidence. This decline in confidence is demonstrated by the present study [...] That is why we need to take into account waning consumer confidence, as well as the concerns of German data protection officers, for the coming revisions to the EU regulation.”

Axel Voss
Member of the European Parliament



“The study gives realistic insight into the work of data protection officers, the resources they use, and approaches to improvements which are being put into practice. Overall, it makes a case for the introduction of data protection officers throughout Europe.”

Marcus Belke
President & Managing Director of 2B Advice

   

Data Protection Study Cover 2015

Data Protection Practice 2015

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