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The German data protection supervisory authorities

Tasks and contact persons

The tasks, powers, responsibilities, cooperation and independence of the supervisory authorities are set out in the General Data Protection Regulation regulated: Chapter VI Chapter VII

The main task is, monitor compliance with data protection laws. If organisations fail to comply with these laws, regulators have the authority to fine the organisation.

In Germany, each federal state has its own Data Protection Supervisory Authority. In addition to monitoring, the supervisory authorities also have an advisory function and are the contact point for data protection issues.

The online websites of the supervisory authorities provide up-to-date information, activity reports, FAQs and guidance on specific data protection topics. These orientation aids can be classified as technical guidelines for data protection officers.

The individual data protection supervisory authorities are listed below, including links to their respective homepages.

Data Protection Conference

The Data Protection Conference (DSK) is the central body of the independent data protection authorities of the German federal states. The DSK publishes coordinated interpretations of various data protection issues at regular intervals.

This is what the data protection conference says about itself:

"The Data Protection Conference consists of the independent data protection authorities of the Federal Government and the Federal States. It has the task of safeguarding and protecting the basic rights of data protection, a uniform application of European and national data protection law".

The Data Protection Conference has a websitewhere DSK publications can be accessed.

Data Protection Supervisory Authorities in Germany

The Federal Delegate
on data protection and freedom of information

Ulrich Kelber

Address:
- Husarenstrasse 30 - 53117 Bonn
Phone: +49 (0)228-997799-0
Fax: +49 (0)228-997799-5550
E-mail: poststelle@bfdi.bund.de
Website: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Home/home_node.html

State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Baden-Württemberg

Dr. Stefan Brink

Address: Königstrasse 10a
70173 Stuttgart
Phone: 0711 / 61 55 41 – 716
E-mail: poststelle@lfdi.bwl.de
Website: https://www.baden-wuerttemberg.datenschutz.de/
Message DSB: https://www.baden-wuerttemberg.datenschutz.de/dsb-online-melden/

Bavarian State Office for Data Protection Supervision

Thomas Crane

Address: Promenade 27
91522 Ansbach
Phone: 0981 53 1300
E-mail: poststelle@ida.bayern.de
Website: https://www.lda.bayern.de/de/index.html
Message DSB: https://lda.dsb-meldung.de/

Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information

Maya Smoltczyk

Address: Friedrichstrasse 219
10969 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0)30 13889-0
E-mail: mailbox@datenschutz-berlin.de
Website: https://www.datenschutz-berlin.de/
Message DSB: https://www.datenschutz-berlin.de/

The Brandenburg State Commissioner for Data Protection and the Right of Access to Files

Dagmar Hartge

Address: Stahnsdorfer Damm 77
14532 Kleinmachnow
Phone: 033203/356-0
E-mail: Poststelle@LDA.Brandenburg.de
Website: https://www.lda.brandenburg.de/cms/detail.php?gsid=bb1.c.233960.de
Message DSB: https://www.lda.brandenburg.de/cms/detail.php/bb1.c.233960.de/bbo_contact

State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Bremen

Dr. Imke Sommer

Address: Arndtstrasse 1
27570 Bremerhaven
Phone: +49 421 3612010 or +49 471 5962010
E-mail: office@datenschutz.bremen.de
Website: https://www.datenschutz.bremen.de/
Message DSB: https://www.datenschutz.bremen.de/

The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information

Prof. Dr. Johannes Caspar

Address: Ludwig-Erhard-Strasse 22, 7th floor
20459 Hamburg
Phone: 040 / 428 54 – 4040
E-mail: mailbox@datenschutz.hamburg.de
Website: https://datenschutz-hamburg.de/
Message DSB: https://datenschutz-hamburg.de/meldung-dsb

The Hessian Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information

Prof. Dr. Michael Ronellenfitsch

Address: Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 1 2nd floor
65189 Wiesbaden
Phone: (0611) 1408-0
E-mail: poststelle@dateschutz.hessen.de
Website: https://datenschutz.hessen.de/
Message DSB: https://datenschutz.hessen.de/service/benennung-eines-datenschutzbeauftragten

The State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

Heinz Müller

Address: Werderstrasse 74a
19055 Schwerin
Phone: +49 385 59494 0
E-mail: info@datenschutz-mv.de
Website: https://www.datenschutz-mv.de/
Message DSB: https://www.datenschutz-mv.de/kontakt/Mitteilung-von-Datenschutzbeauftragten/

State Commissioner for Data Protection Lower Saxony

Barbara Thiel

Address: Prinzenstrasse 5
30159 Hannover
Phone: 0511 120-4500
E-mail: poststelle@lfd.niedersachsen.de
Website: https://www.lfd.niedersachsen.de/startseite/
Message DSB: https://www.lfd.niedersachsen.de/wir_ueber_uns/formulare_und_hinweise/formulare-und-hinweise-56127.html

State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information North Rhine-Westphalia

Helga bloc

Address: Kavalleriestrasse 2-4
40213 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211/38424-0
E-mail: poststelle@ldi.nrw.de
Website: https://www.ldi.nrw.de/index.php
Message DSB: https://www.ldi.nrw.de/mainmenu_Aktuelles/Inhalt/Datenschutzbeauftragte—Meldeportal-fuer-Kontaktdaten/Datenschutzbeauftragte—Meldeportal-fuer-Kontaktdaten.html

The State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Rhineland-Palatinate

Prof. Dr. Dieter Kugelmann

Address: Hintere Bleiche 34
55116 Mainz
Phone: +49 (0) 6131 208-2449
E-mail: mailroom(at)data protection.rlp.de
Website: https://www.datenschutz.rlp.de/
Message DSB: https://www.datenschutz.rlp.de/de/themenfelder-themen/online-services/meldeformular-datenschutzbeauftragter-gem-art-37-abs-7-ds-gvo/

The State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Saarland

Monika Grethel

Address: Fritz-Dobisch-Strasse 12
66111 Saarbrücken
Phone: (0681) 94781-0
E-mail: poststelle@datenschutz.saarland.de
Website: https://datenschutz.saarland.de/
Message DSB: https://datenschutz.saarland.de/ueber-uns/aktuelles/nachricht/meldungen-derdes-datenschutzbeauftragten/

Saxon data protection commissioner

Mr Andreas Schurig

Address: Devrientstrasse 1
01067 Dresden
Phone: 0351/85471 101
E-mail: saechsdsb@slt.sachsen.de
Website: https://saechsdsb.de/
Message DSB: https://www.saechsdsb.de/mitteilung-benannter-datenschutzbeauftragter

State Commissioner for Data Protection Saxony-Anhalt

Dr. Harald von Bose

Address: Leiterstrasse 9
39104 Magdeburg
Phone: +49 391 81803-0; +49 391 81803-18
E-mail: poststelle@lfd.sachsen-anhalt.de
Website: https://datenschutz.sachsen-anhalt.de/nc/datenschutz-sachsen-anhalt/
Message DSB: https://datenschutz.sachsen-anhalt.de/service/online-formulare-des-landesbeauftragten/datenschutzbeauftragten-melden/?no_cache=1

Independent State Centre for Data Protection Schleswig-Holstein 

Marit Hansen

Address: Holstenstrasse 98
24103 Kiel
Phone: 0431 988-1200
E-mail: mail@datenschutzzentrum.de
Website: https://www.datenschutzzentrum.de/
Message DSB: https://www.datenschutzzentrum.de/formular/meldung-dsb.php

Thuringian State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information

Dr. Lutz Hasse and Sabine Pöllmann

Address: Häßlerstrasse 8
99096 Erfurt
Phone: 0361-57 3112900 or 0361-57 3112909
E-mail: poststelle@datenschutz.thueringen.de
Website: https://www.tlfdi.de/tlfdi/
Message DSB: https://www.tlfdi.de/tlfdi/

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