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Lower Saxony


Law: Lower Saxony Data Protection Act ('NDSG') of 16 May 2018 (only available in German here)

Regulator: Lower Saxony data protection authority ('LfD Niedersachsen')

Summary: The NDSG provides for derogations from the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) ('GDPR') and data protection requirements within Lower Saxony. The NDSG particularly focuses on processing purposes and outlines requirements and exemptions related to, among other things, processing in the employment context, video surveillance, scientific research, and criminal proceedings. The LfD Niedersachsen has also released general data protection related guidance on a wide range of topics, including a breakdown of protection levels for technical and organisational measures under the GDPR.