At a recent conference on the EU's data protection reform proposals in Berlin, Cornelia Rogall-Grothe, state secretary at the German Ministry of Interior, expressed doubts regarding some fundamental principles of the draft regulation which made it clear that the European Commission's proposal has a long way to go before a final version may be adopted. It is not news that the German government disapproves of the draft regulation's approach to also regulate data protection for the public sector, i.e. the state. Ms. Rogall-Grothe emphasised that German data protection provisions for the public sector were very elaborated, both by statutory law and judgements of theFederal Constitutional Court. Thus, it would not be necessary to regulate the organisation of public registries or the handling of social security data by a harmonised European law. In addition, the state secretary sees an inherent danger that efforts to enforce data protection rules for the private sector were … Continue Reading ››