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German govt to tighten laws on data protection, IT security

Tuesday 19 August 2014 | 11:25 CET | News
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German Minister of the Interior Thomas de Maiziere said in a contribution to Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) that the government is preparing for major changes in IT security and data protection. In its first IT security law, it will set industry standards, affecting companies in several sectors. He added that the German data protection law is outmoded as it has not kept up with technical developments. He said the European Union data protection directive will completely replace the German law on this issue.

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