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Data Protection Authority – Germany

Federal Commissioner for Freedom of Information

Commissioner for Freedom of Information – Ms. Andrea Voßhoff

Representative of the Federal States – Prof. Dr. Johannes Caspar

Address:
Husarenstraße 30
53117 Bonn

Tel: 49 (0) 228-997799-0
Fax: 49 (0) 228-997799-550
Email: postelle@bfdi.bund.de
Website: www.bfdi.bund.de/

Federal Data Protection Act: The purpose of this Act is to protect the individual against his/her right to privacy being impaired through the handling of his/her personal data. Data Protection Act (PDF 315K) 

Summary of law

Individual German States have their own DPAs responsible for enforcement.

 

How to Provide DPO Contact Information to Your DPA

Additional local DPO obligation?

Yes, for organizations that employ at least 10 people involved in automated processing of personal data. DPO is not required to be based in Germany.

Preferred method or procedure for DPO communication

DPA of federal government has implemented an online notification system (for public agencies of federal government, providers of postal and telecommunications services only).

Local Guidance

Guidelines (in German)

 

Baden-Württemberg – The State Commissioner for Data Protection

State Commissioner for Data Protection – Mr. Jörg Klingbeil

Physical Address:
Königstr. 10a
70173 Stuttgart
Mailing Address:
Postfach 10 29 32
70 025 Stuttgart

Phone: 0711/61 55 41-0
Fax : 0711/61 55 41-15
E-mail: poststelle@lfd.bwl.de
Website: http://www.baden-wuerttemberg.datenschutz.de/

 

How to Provide DPO Contact Information to Your DPA

Preferred method or procedure for DPO communication: 

-Via online form.

 

Bayern (Bavaria) – Bayerisches Landesamt für Datenschutzaufsicht (private sector)

President – Mr. Thomas Kranig

Address:
Promenade 27
91522 Ansbach

Phone: +49 (0) 981 53 1300
Fax: +49 (0) 981 53 98 1300
E-mail: poststelle@lda.bayern.de
Website: www.lda.bayern.de

 

How to Provide DPO Contact Information to Your DPA

Preferred method or procedure for DPO communication: 

Will publish an online form by 31 August, 2018.

 

Bayern (Bavaria) – Der Bayerische Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz (public sector)

Commissioner – Prof. Dr. Thomas Petri

Mailing Address:
Postfach 22 12 19
80502 München
Physical Address:
Wagmüllerstraße 18
80538 Münche

Phone: 089 212672-0
Fax: 089 212672-50
E-mail: poststelle@datenschutz-bayern.de
Website: www.datenschutz-bayern.de

 

How to Provide DPO Contact Information to Your DPA

Preferred method or procedure for DPO communication: 

Will publish an online form by 31 August, 2018.

 

Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Information Freedom

Commissioner – Ms. Maja Smoltczyk

Address:
Friedrichstr. 219
10969 Berlin

Phone: 030 / 13889 0
Fax: 030 / 2155050
Email: mailbox@datenschutz-berlin.de
Website: http://www.datenschutz-berlin.de/

 

How to Provide DPO Contact Information to Your DPA

Preferred method or procedure for DPO communication: 

Via online form.

 

Brandenburg – The Data Protection Supervisor and the Right to File Inspection

Commissioner – Mr. Dagmar Hartge

Address:
Stahnsdorfer Damm 77
14532 Kleinmachnow

Phone: 033 203 / 356-0
Fax: 03 3203 / 356-49
Email: Poststelle@LDA.Brandenburg.de
Website: http://www.lda.brandenburg.de/

 

How to Provide DPO Contact Information to Your DPA

Preferred method or procedure for DPO communication: 

-No information found-

 

Bremen – The State Commissioner for Data Protection

Commissioner – Dr. Imke Sommer

Physical Address:
Arndtstraße 1
27570 Bremerhaven
Mailing Address:
Postfach 10 03 80
27503 Bremerhaven

Phone: +49 471 596 2010 or +49 421 361 2010
Fax: +49 421 496 18495
Email: office@datenschutz.bremen.de
Website: www.datenschutz-bremen.de/

 

How to Provide DPO Contact Information to Your DPA

Preferred method or procedure for DPO communication: 

Bremen has not yet released a process

 

Hamburg

How to Provide DPO Contact Information to Your DPA

Preferred method or procedure for DPO communication: 

Via online form, which may be submitted by post, fax, or email.

 

Hessen – The State Commissioner for Data Protection

Commissioner – Dr. Michael Ronellenfitsch

Physical Address:
Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 1
65189 Wiesbaden
Mailing Address:
Postfach 3163
65021 Wiesbaden

Phone: 06 11/140 80
Fax: 06 11/14 08-900 or 901
Email: poststelle@datenschutz.hessen.de
Website: http://www.datenschutz.hessen.de/

 

How to Provide DPO Contact Information to Your DPA

Preferred method or procedure for DPO communication: 

Via online notification system.

 

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

How to Provide DPO Contact Information to Your DPA

Preferred method or procedure for DPO communication: 

Via online notification system.

 

Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) – The State Commissioner for Data Protection

Commissioner – Ms. Barbara Thiel

Physical Address:
Prinzenstrasse 5
30169 Hannover
Mailing Address:
Postfach 2 21
30002 Hannover

Phone: +49 511 120 45 00
Fax: +49 511 120 45 99
Email: poststelle@lfd.niedersachsen.de
Website: www.lfd.niedersachsen.de/

 

How to Provide DPO Contact Information to Your DPA

Preferred method or procedure for DPO communication: 

Lower Saxony has not yet released a process.

 

Nordrhein-Westfalen (North Rhine-Westphalia) – The State Commissioner for Data Protection

Commissioner – Ms. Helga Block

Physical Address:
Kavalleriestraße 2 – 4
40213 Düsseldorf
Mailing Address:
Postfach 20 04 44
40213 Düsseldorf

Phone: 0211/38424-0
Fax: 0211/38424-10
Email: poststelle@ldi.nrw.de
Website: www.ldi.nrw.de/

 

How to Provide DPO Contact Information to Your DPA

Preferred method or procedure for DPO communication: 

Via online notification system (sign-in required).

 

Rhineland-Pfalz (Palatinate) – The State Commission for Data Protection

Commissioner – Dr. Dieter Kugelmann

Physical Address:
Hintere Bleiche 34
55116 Mainz
Mailing Address:
Postfach 30 40
55020 Mainz

Phone: 061 31/208-24 49
Fax: 061 31/208-24 97
Email: poststelle@datenschutz.rlp.de
Website: www.datenschutz.rlp.de

 

How to Provide DPO Contact Information to Your DPA

Preferred method or procedure for DPO communication: 

Via online notification system.

 

Saarland -

How to Provide DPO Contact Information to Your DPA

Preferred method or procedure for DPO communication: 

Via online notification system.

 

Sachsen (Saxony) – The State Commissioner for Data Protection

Commissioner – Mr. Andreas Schurig

Physical Address:
Kontor am Landtag
Devrientstraße 1
01067 Dresden
Mailing Address:
LINE 1
Bernhard-von-Lindenau-Platz 1
01067 Dresden

Phone: 0351/493-5401
Fax: 0351/493-5490
Email: saechsdsb@slt.sachsen.de
Website: www.datenschutz.sachsen.de

 

How to Provide DPO Contact Information to Your DPA

Preferred method or procedure for DPO communication: 

Has published an online form and implemented an online notification system. Either option is acceptable; printed forms must be mailed to the Saxon Data Protection Supervisor.

 

Sachsen-Anhalt (Saxony-Anhalt) – The State Commissioner for Data Protection

Commissioner – Dr. Harald von Bose

Physical Address:
Leiterstraße 9
39104 Magdeburg
Mailing Address:
Postfach 1947
39009 Magdeburg

Phone: 03 91/81803-0
Toll Free: 0800 9153190
Fax: 03 91/81803-33
Email: poststelle@lfd.sachsen-anhalt.de
Website: www.datenschutz.sachsen-anhalt.de/

 

How to Provide DPO Contact Information to Your DPA

Preferred method or procedure for DPO communication: 

Via online notification system.

 

Schleswig-Holstein – The State Commissioner for Data Protection

Commissioner – Marit Hansen

Physical Address:
Holstenstraße 98
24103 Kiel
Mailing Address:
Postfach 71 16
24171 Kiel

Phone: 04 31/988-1200
Fax: 04 31/988-1223
Email: mail@datenschutzzentrum.de
Website: www.datenschutzzentrum.de/

 

How to Provide DPO Contact Information to Your DPA\

Preferred method or procedure for DPO communication: 

Via online notification system.

 

Thüringer – The State Commissioner for Data Protection

Commissioner – Dr. Lutz Hasse

Physical Address:
Hasslestrasse 8
99096 Erfurt
Mailing Address:
Postfach 900455
99107 Erfurt

Phone: 0 361 / 37 71 900
Fax: 0 361 / 37 71 904
Email: poststelle@datenschutz.thueringen.de
Website: www.tlfdi.de/

 

How to Provide DPO Contact Information to Your DPA

Preferred method or procedure for DPO communication: 

Via online form.

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