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Germany: Federal Cabinet adopts draft law on data protection in telecommunications and telemedia

The Federal Government ('Bundesregierung') announced, on 10 February 2021, that the Federal Cabinet had adopted the draft law on data protection and the protection of privacy in telecommunications and telemedia. In particular, the draft law seeks to replace the existing provisions of the Telecommunications Act 2004 and the Telemedia Act 2007, as well as implement the Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications (2002/58/EC) (as amended). Furthermore, the draft law includes provisions on the confidentiality of communications, location data, caller ID display and suppression, end-user directories, technical and organisational precautions, consent for storage of information in terminal equipment, and penalties.

You can read the press release here and the draft law here, both only available in German.