Assessing the impact of data protection: DPO-EDPS meeting in Alicante.
During the G20 summit in Hamburg, the accreditation of 32 journalists have been revoked based inter alia on datasets which have been collected illegally, according to the DPO of Hamburg, Johannes Caspar. According to him, the organizational measures to protect the data from being revealed to unauthorized persons could have been infringed. Therefore, the DPO will further investigate the case.
The Landtag in Baden-Württemberg was debating a draft anti-terror law which, inter alia, includes additional options to use video surveillance, lawful hacking and electronic tags for persons likely to threaten public security, making it one of the most restrictive anti-terror laws in Germany. The draft law was being criticized by the DPO of Baden-Württemberg: In particular, it remains unclear whether any of these measures would have an actual impact. Therefore, an evaluation clause should be included in the draft law.