Basic European data protection regulation

New seminar on the importance of this regulation for Corporate Security


In May 2016, the European Data Protection Basic Regulation was adopted and published in the Official Journal of the EU. From May 2018, this regulation will replace the previous German Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the European Data Protection Directive. The new regulation will thus become directly applicable law in Germany as well. What at first sounds very formalistic, however, means nothing else but the replacement of a German law!

At first glance, the new regulation appears very similar to the previous Federal Data Protection Act. On closer inspection, however, it contains a large number of new regulations, mechanisms and structures to which the German economy must adapt. This requires comprehensive project planning covering all parts of the company that process personal data.

In this context, the security organizations of the companies are also affected. They process personal data to a large extent. In addition to the video management system, other forms of processing personal data must also be considered.

Until now, data protection has seemed rather harmless to companies. The regulation provides for more stringent action against companies that do not comply with the law. The previous amounts for penalties in the old manner of 300,00 Euro seem almost negligible if the current maximum penalty is put at 20 million Euro or 4% of the worldwide turnover of a group of companies (for data protection incidents!!). Furthermore, the European Court of Justice can also be involved in the case of legal actions by the person affected or injured. It is no longer possible to rely on the restrained jurisdiction of German courts.

Those responsible for security must be familiar with the new regulations on data protection. This applies in particular to the tightened obligation to monitor service providers who process personal data. In the new legal context, the company responsible will be held jointly liable for the errors of its service providers. Therefore, a review of these processes is mandatory. As a result, knowledge of general Risk Management will also continue to gain in importance.

Our offer:

We have taken the changed legal situation as an opportunity to design a new seminar. Here we will work up the new legal situation in a practice-oriented way for those responsible for security in the companies and show ways to implement it.


We have been able to gain experienced speakers as lecturers, who will discuss and convey the new legal situation from a legal as well as a business perspective.

Dates and Venue:

The seminars will take place on May 10 at the Verismo Academy in Hassloch and on October 17, 2017 in Berlin. As soon as we have clarified the details, we will inform you further.

By the way, I would like to refer you to our further seminar program for 2017. The dates of our seminars can be found on our website.

Dear interested party, we look forward to meeting you at one or the other opportunity.

With kind regards
Your Klaus Bockslaff