In its statement, SRIW (Selbstregulierung Informationswirtschaft e.V.) elaborated on how the guidelines provided by democratically legitimised state regulation and co-regulatory measures such as codes of conduct can be sensibly dovetailed to achieve the desired goals.

The complete statement can be downloaded here:

SRIW statement on issues raised by the “Digital Platforms” Green Paper, Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), May 2016 (PDF, 313kb)

The “Digital Platforms” Green...

In the current issue of the administrative law journal Neue Zeitschrift für Verwaltungsrecht (6/2016, Extra pp. 1-13), Professor Dr. Mario Martini explores the potential of and current developments in co-regulation in data protection legislation.

On the basis of the example of the GeoBusiness Code of Conduct (GeoBusiness CoC) which the SRIW (Selbstregulierung Informationswirtschaft) e.V. helped to develop and oversee, the article illustrates the potential, untapped as yet, in systematically...

During the Working Breakfast organised by the European Organisation for Security (EOS) at the European Parliament on 10 November 2016, SRIW presented a keynote on co-regulatory approaches to build trust in the digital world and, at the same time, curb digital fraud.

Achieving these goals requires more than inflexible statutory regulations and, in particular, mere rules on providing information, since such an approach cannot provide the response time equal to dealing with rapidly changing scam...

In a study commissioned by SRIW, Professor Dr. Gerald Spindler from the University of Göttingen outlined the possibilities open to the German legislator for promoting codes of conduct and accreditation when entering the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) onto the national statute books.

Building on the findings of the study “Key Points of a Digital Regulatory Policy”, Professor Spindler recommended creating a statutory presumption of conformity on the national level. In this way...

“Code of Conduct for mHealth apps” developed with SRIW’s assistance now reaches its final draft

The Code of Conduct on privacy for mobile health apps was formally submitted this week for approval by the supervisory data protection authorities. The Code of Conduct aims to facilitate the realisation and implementation of data protection provisions for mobile health app providers and, in this way, promote trust in their products.

In 2014, a European Commission consultation found many smart phone...

Berlin, 3 August 2015 - The GeoBusiness Commission (GIW) under the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) has drafted a GeoBusiness Code of Conduct (CoC) combining data privacy provisions on the federal and Länder levels. Not only does this give businesses practical and legally compliant privacy policy guidelines when managing the processing and use of personal geodata, but it also establishes a set of rules valid across Germany. The GeoBusiness Code of Conduct (CoC) has now...