Data Security in Germany
Hardly a day goes without hearing from another data scandal or some hacking on the internet. With increasing buying possibilities on the Internet and more more people losing their fear of paying online. The chances of having sensitive personal information being leaked or hacked. In part a lot of are careless with the information they leave on the Internet. By law German companies are obligated to engage a data consultant also called „berliner externer Datenschutzbeauftragter“ who’s soul duty is to make sure that the information of customers and employes is stored and handled securely. There has to be full documentation of who can handle the data, who is qualified and appointed in the company to have access to password and admin areas.
The security of information is vital. The so called „externer Informationssicherheitsbeauftragter“ has to make sure that server systems are reliable, that firewalls are installed and in place so that hackers or bots are resisted successfully. Agidat is a Berlin based company which specializes in Data Security Processes.