artegic advises German Federal Ministry of Justice on data privacy and protection

The tech­ni­cal­ly appro­pria­te and legal­ly com­pli­ant hand­ling of per­so­nal data is an important duty, which is of public con­cern.

In its ver­dict, the Civil Cham­ber 23 of the Land­ge­richt (District Court) Ber­lin pro­hi­bi­ted pro­vi­ders of inter­net con­tent the data reten­ti­on of IP addres­ses. IP addres­ses are regu­lar­ly collec­ted in web ser­ver log­files and ana­ly­sed in sta­tis­tics pro­grams.

In a data pri­va­cy and secu­ri­ty audit, artegic inves­ti­ga­ted the collec­tion and sto­rage of per­so­nal infor­ma­ti­on in the con­text of the Ministry’s online activi­ties. The results led to a num­ber of actions, which secu­re the legal­ly com­pli­ant hand­ling of such per­so­nal data.