The German Association for Data Protection and Data Security (GDD)


About Us

The German Association for Data Protection and Data Security (GDD) was founded in 1976 and stands as a non-profit organization for practicable and effective data protection. The GDD interacts with government officials, data protection authorities, associations and privacy experts world-wide.

Learn more about the GDD:


Learn more about Data Protection Officers:

Improving self-regulation through (law-based) Corporate Data Protection Officers
(Report by Christoph Klug)


Legal framework:

Germany's Federal Data Protection Act (external link)

A GDD summary of Germany's Federal Data Protection Act


GDD GDPR Good Practices:

In our Good Practices Series you will find practical guidance for complying with GDPR's key requirements:

*NEW* GDPR Good Practices - The representative in the European Union according to Art. 27 GDPR

GDPR Good Practices - VII: Transparency obligations in data processing

GDPR Good Practices - XI: Confidentiality agreement


Processors according to Art. 28 GDPR: 

The GDD contract template for processors according to Art. 28 GDPR



Contribution To Consultation On The Commissions Comprehensive Approach On Personal Data Protection In The European Union