Website: Data protection declaration is mandatory
Proper imprint and data protection statement
The new General Data Protection Regulation
From May 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulation will apply to all European companies, and the requirements for a correct data protection statement will be further increased in the course of this. In future, visitors to websites must be informed even more precisely about the collection and use of their data - they have extensive rights to information, correction and deletion. The lawyer Michael von Rothkirch of the law firm Heinz v. Rothkirch, specialist lawyers for copyright and media law, therefore warns of the expensive consequences of a missing or incorrectly linked data protection declaration: "This is an administrative offence that can be punished with a fine of up to € 50,000. These fines increase drastically with the new General Data Protection Regulation. In addition, there is the threat of warning letters and legal proceedings for infringement of competition law provisions."
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