Tag Archive for: Datenverarbeitung

Vorteile und Risiken von Pseudonymisierung und Anonymisierung

Anonymization in data protection – opportunity or risk borderline? Part 2

Part 2: What procedures, advantages and risks do pseudonymization and anonymization entail in data protection?

What are the procedures for pseudonymization?

In the case of pseudonymization, the person responsible can use a rights and roles concept to ensure that the pseudonymized data record is not merged with the identifiers. One option, for example, is to encrypt the identifiers and manage the key securely so that only authorized persons can decrypt the data record.
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Anonymisierung – Chance im Datenschutz oder Risiko-Grenzfall?

Anonymization in data protection – opportunity or risk borderline? Part 1

Part 1: The concepts of anonymization and pseudonymization

Anonymization – in the context of data protection, this often means that data controllers do not have to comply with data protection regulations when further processing the data. The background to this connotation is that, according to Art. 2 (1), the GDPR only applies to personal data. Anonymized data sets are characterized by the fact that they are no longer personally identifiable. If data controllers want to evade the requirements of the GDPR, they strive to anonymize the processed data. If extensive customer data records are to be analyzed and evaluated for marketing purposes, for example, the goal is to anonymize the data records so that they no longer have to comply with data protection requirements in the course of further processing.
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VG Ansbach - Eine passende Rechtsgrundlage für eine lückenlose Videoüberwachung der Trainierenden im Fitnessstudio

VG Ansbach: A suitable legal basis for seamless video surveillance of gym users?

A violation of the GDPR occurs in particular if the data is processed without a corresponding legal basis. This was the case in the present case, in that a fitness studio in Bavaria monitored the entire training area without any gaps, and collected a prohibition order from the Bavarian State Office for Data Protection Supervision (BayLDA) for this. However, the gym saw this sanction as an opportunity to take administrative action against the data protection supervisory authority itself. The Ansbach Administrative Court (VG) now ruled on February 23, 2022 (Case No. AN 14 K 20.00083) that the BayLDA, which had been sued by the gym, had legally and proportionately prohibited the video surveillance as a remedial measure under Article 58 (2) of the GDPR (paras. 43-44 et seq.). The action brought by the gym, on the other hand, was “only justified to a minor extent” (para. 26).

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Abberufung nur aus wichtigem Grund? Der EuGH muss über den besonderen Schutz für Datenschutzbeauftragte entscheiden

Dismissal only for cause? ECJ decision: Special protection for data protection officers

Special protection for data privacy officers

Special protection for data protection officers with a function as advisors to a data processing entity can only be adequately met if the data protection officer can act completely independently. For this reason, his or her position in the company is particularly protected under the General Data Protection Regulation. In particular, Art. 38 GDPR states that a data protection officer may not be dismissed or disadvantaged on the basis of his/her duties. This is intended to ensure that a data protection officer is able to perform his or her auditing and advisory duties in a truly independent manner and does not evaluate data protection issues in a biased manner for fear of professional consequences.

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Die 10 wichtigsten Neuerungen/Regelungen des TTDSGs - TTDSG - Datenschutz - Telekommunikationsgesetzt - TGK - Telemediendatenschutzgesetz - Personenbezogene Daten - Auftragsverarbeiter - Web - Webvideokonferenzsysteme - Zoom - Teams - Webex

VIDEO: The 10 most important innovations/regulations of the TTDSG

The new Telecommunications Telemedia Data Protection Act came into force on 01.12.2021. You can find out everything you need to know about the new law in our YouTube video.
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3G am Arbeitsplatz - alles Wissenswerte zur Corona Schutzverordnung und deren Datenschutz

VIDEO: 3G in the workplace – everything you need to know about the Corona protection regulation and its data protection

Recently, the Corona traffic light has been on red throughout Bavaria, bringing with it stricter regulations for infection control. The regulations applicable to each stage were not adjusted again to the worsening infection situation in the Free State until 05.11.2021 with the Ordinance Amending the Fourteenth Bavarian Infection Control Measures Ordinance.
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VIDEO: Durchführungsverordnung (EU) 2021/392 - Datenschutz und die CO2-Datenübermittlung

VIDEO: Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/392 – Data protection and the CO2 data transfer.

The European Union is striving to reduce traffic-related CO2 emissions. Accordingly, it has issued limit values & a new EU implementing regulation for permissible CO2 emissions for vehicles – the EU 2021/392 implementing regulation.
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VIDEO: The role of the data protection coordinator

Our last video article covered the topic of “The role of the data protection officer in the company”. Now, of course, the same question arises for the data protection coordinator. In this video contribution, we will illustrate to you what a data protection coordinator actually is, what his areas of responsibility are and how he is related to the data protection officer.
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Videobeitrag - Video - Datenschutz - Rolle - Rolle des Datenschutzbeauftragten - Datenschutzbeauftragte - DSB - DSGVO - intern - extern - BDSG - BDSG neu

VIDEO: The role of the data protection officer

The job and especially the role of a data protection officer combined with the tasks behind it are an important part of a company. But how does a company come to appoint a data protection officer?
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Aufbau Technischer und Organisatorischer Maßnahmen - Die Datenschutzaufsichtsbehörde NRW empfiehlt den Defense-In-Depth-Ansatz

Establishment of Technical and Organizational Measures – The NRW Data Protection Supervisory Authority Recommends the Defense-In-Depth Approach

Securing data processing

According to the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation, every form of data processing must be protected by technical and organizational measures. Implementing this requirement is not easy in practice, but requires comprehensive planning. This is particularly true when introducing a new processing operation. The basic requirement for safeguarding every processing operation is set out in Article 32 of the General Data Protection Regulation. This states that the selection of specific security measures must be based on the expected risk and its probability of occurrence, but also on the circumstances of the data processing and the implementation costs.

What my Defense-In-Depth approach

The Defense-In-Depth approach is the multi-layered design of a security system to defend against attacks. The decisive factor here is that no single, isolated security measure is taken. Rather, multiple measures must be combined in such a way that if one measure fails or is overcome, the other measures compensate for the gap and continue to ensure the security of data processing.

This system was developed for military purposes, with a different objective in detail, and then applied to the concept of information security.

However, this risk-based approach can also be applied when planning comprehensive protection of data processing operations.

Data protection supervisory authority recommends defense-in-depth approach

In its annual report presented on August 31, 2021, the State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of North Rhine-Westphalia now points out the fundamental importance of the defense-in-depth approach for securing data processing. Thus, using a number of practical examples, it explained that errors leading to a breach of personal data protection can occur at any time. According to the state commissioner, this could happen even without the intention of those responsible. For this reason, the defense-in-depth approach has become established in practice. (https://www.ldi.nrw.de/mainmenu_Aktuelles/Inhalt/26_-Bericht/26_-Bericht-LDI-NRW.pdf P. 156)


If you have any questions regarding the technical and organizational safeguarding of your processing operations, please do not hesitate to contact your team at aigner business solutions GmbH. Simply use our contact form for this purpose. You can also reach us by phone at our headquarters in Hutthurm on +49 (0) 8505 91927 – 0 or at our branch office in Munich on +49 (0) 89 413 2943 – 0.