Data plays a major role in every area of life. They are valuable and must therefore be protected. Data protection in general describes the protection against the improper processing of personal data and the protection of the right to informational self-determination. This protection is required when responsible bodies process personal data within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation.
Data protection is an area of law with a very high priority, which must be ensured by the company management. For everyone and every company, the key question in data protection is: Am I allowed to collect and process this personal data?
Data protection is abstract and difficult to grasp. Personal data can be passed on and still be used at the same time. The right to informational self-determination must also be taken into account. In Europe, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) determines the scope and measures to be taken to ensure secure handling of personal data. Companies must be able to demonstrate compliance with the principles of the GDPR. In return, the regulation rewards risk-minimizing measures taken by companies at various points.
Different aspects, interpretations and focal points characterize data protection and provide many interesting, informative and insightful contributions for the DiALOG magazine.