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German data protection head criticises staff shortage

Wednesday 25 February 2015 | 11:19 CET | News
German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection Andrea Vosshoff has criticised a staff shortage in monitoring and sanctioning of personal data breaches, in comments to Neuer Osnabruecker Zeitung. The department has only eight employees for the supervision of more than 3,000 telecoms providers. In the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks, the authority and the responsibility of the security services have been expanded enormously. Vosshoff is demanding an increase of about twenty new posts in order "to avoid excessive deficits".

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