25 May 2018

Two thirds of German companies are hampered by data protection rules

From artificial intelligence to individual medicine: Many companies and organisations are currently examining how digital technologies can help them to develop new services and become more competitive. But when it comes to the concrete application they have to face many hurdles - especially due to data protection requirements.

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24 May 2018

Without data, the business basis is often missing

Being able to work with personal data is an important competitive factor for many companies. For almost half of all companies in Germany (46 percent), the use of personal data is even the basis of the business model. This is the result of a representative survey of more than 500 companies commissioned by Germany’s digital association Bitkom.

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17 May 2018

3 out of 4 companies fail to meet the deadline of the General Data Protection Regulation

The two-year transition period for the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has almost expired - but only a quarter (24 percent) of companies in Germany are fully compliant with the new rules from their own perspective by 25 May 2018. One in three companies (32 percent) will have implemented them for the most part, the same number (33 percent) at least partially. This is the result of a representative survey of more than 500 companies from Germany.

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15 May 2018

Bitkom on the Dashcam ruling

The Federal Court of Justice today decided to limit the use of dashcam images as evidence in court to clarify traffic accidents. Bitkom President Achim Berg comments the decision: "Digital technologies make traffic safer and dashcams can make an important contribution. Dashcams create more legal certainty for all road users and contribute to a better reconstruction of an accident, for example."

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