Digital technologies, cloud communications services and social media characterise our everyday lives so much that few users would find it easy to renounce them. This is why GDPR is an important step in the right direction: This regulation helps to close gaps in data protection that some providers have exploited, precisely because there was previously no uniform data protection law across Europe to protect customers.
On the other hand, providers such as NFON, which already adhered to German data protection law before GDPR was rolled out, have a long-standing tradition. The world’s first data protection law came into force in the German state of Hessen in 1970, followed by the Federal Data Protection Act seven years later. This law, which has been observed worldwide with its continuous expansion over the years, has always served as the basis for our own data protection standards at NFON.
We are pleased that Germany has continued its pioneering role in the implementation of European GDPR. In July 2017, Germany was the first country to implement all the new requirements of the European directive in the so-called German Data Protection Amendment Act (GDPAA). In doing so, Germany has once again set the course for data protection.