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Overview of sectors and related sub-sectors

Companies in the agricultural sector often work in the import and export business. Target countries are not only countries within the European Union, but above all countries outside the European Union. These must be considered separately in terms of data protection and communication between customer and supplier must be secured accordingly.

The agricultural industry is characterized by highly automated processes that are carried out by a small number of employees. The companies' earnings depend heavily on the technical functionality of the processes. For this reason, consideration of the security of the information systems used is of particular importance in this sector.

Customers of agricultural companies are often larger food companies that are characterized by highly formalized compliance-driven processes. Companies in the agricultural sector should therefore ensure that the compliance requirements of the "data protection" of the customer or supplier are also fully implemented in their company.

Companies in the agricultural industry are for example:

  • Fisheries & Aquaculture
  • Forestry
  • Agriculture
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The chemicals and raw materials sector is strongly industrial and regulatory. Successful companies in this sector are often medium-sized or large companies or groups.

The special challenge of these companies is to effectively manage the sometimes large number of employees with regard to data protection or to correctly integrate foreign sites into the data protection organization.

The chemicals & raw materials sector is characteristic of companies in the:
  • Chemical Industry
  • Fossil raw materials
  • Glass, ceramics & plastics industry
  • Mineral raw materials & mining
  • Mineral Oil & Refining
  • Renewable raw materials
  • Paper & Pulp Industry
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Business processes of the industries within the construction and architecture sector are characterized by the project business. Project business means that the companies in this sector have to manage many different suppliers as the responsible developer or general contractor on the one hand, or participate in construction projects as suppliers on the other.

The particular challenge for property developers and general contractors is to ensure that the suppliers are correctly integrated into the data protection guidelines of the respective companies. This means, for example, concluding order processing contracts or regulating the transnational data flow.

Furthermore, there are many companies in this sector, such as architects or interior designers, who work directly with the end customers. In this cooperation, these companies are often provided with very sensitive customer information relevant to data protection, for example about finances, personal lifestyle or the like.

Furthermore, legal advisors such as notaries or lawyers are also active in this sector, who, through their knowledge of specific contracts, gain very detailed insights into the business practices of the companies in this sector, as well as into the personal life situations of the end customer.

Companies in building architecture are for example:

  • Construction Industry
  • Finishing trade
  • Property developer
  • Architect
  • Interior designer

Consumer-oriented companies are characterized by a large number of customer contacts. In these companies, the number of personal data records managed is often very high.

Companies in the consumer sector are often active in the following areas:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Garden & DIY
  • Pets & zoological needs
  • Clothing, shoes & textiles
  • Cosmetics & body care
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Furniture, furnishings & household goods
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Tobacco products
  • Detergents & cleaning agents

Handicraft enterprises are often characterized by a classical corporate structure, whose data protection requirements should be implemented efficiently and effectively without influencing the operational processes too much. Read our Wiki article on data protection in the craft trades.

Companies in the craft trades sector include the following areas, among others:

  • Bakers
  • Building trade
  • Roofing
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Butchery
  • Tile & natural stone layers
  • Motor vehicles
  • Agricultural & construction machinery technology
  • Painter & varnisher
  • Metalworking
  • Parquet & Floor technology
  • Interior decorator
  • Sanitary, heating & air conditioning
  • Chimney sweep
  • Road construction
  • Carpenters
  • Food
  • Health & body care
  • Clothing, textile & leather
  • Joiner

Trade-oriented companies are characterized by a large number of customer contacts. In these companies, the number of personal data records managed is often very high. Furthermore, these data are often automatically evaluated on the basis of intelligent systems and customer profiles are created. The protection of personal data is therefore of particular importance in these companies. 

Many different legal requirements must be observed. These include, for example, ensuring privacy as a default setting when using an online shop, or considering the specific legal basis for automated decision-making processes or the profiling of customer profiles. 

Furthermore, these companies often operate internationally. Here it is important to consider the legal basis on which personal data may be transferred outside the EU and how this transfer is legally secured. 

Companies in the field of e-commerce & mail order often belong to the:

  • B2B e-commerce
  • B2C e-commerce
  • C2C e-commerce
  • E-Government

Companies in the energy and environmental sector must comply with extensive documentation and accountability obligations as well as measures for order processing and data transfer. Read our Wiki article on data protection in the energy and environmental industry.

Companies in the energy and environmental sector include the following areas:

  • Waste management
  • Emissions
  • Energy
  • Environmental & Energy Technology
  • Water Management

Companies in this industry often process sensitive data of their customers. Insurance brokers and insurance companies must carry out special checks on their customers before taking out insurance. These include, for example, health checks that are then stored in the respective insurance agency or transferred to the insurer. Especially small companies or individual brokers are subject to a high data protection risk.

The same applies to companies in the real estate industry. Real estate agents and property managers also have to collect a large amount of sensitive data about their tenants before concluding a rental agreement. This includes, for example, data on the current financial situation of the potential tenant.

Companies in this sector are among others:

  • Banks & financial services
  • Financial market services
  • Real estate agent
  • Real estate managers
  • Insurance Broker
  • Insurance company

Companies in this sector often work as advertising and marketing service providers for a wide range of customers, or are, for example, travel or music event organisers who have to process the data of many customers.

Agencies have the special challenge of implementing customer requirements in a data protection-compliant manner. Organizers must deal in particular with the processing of a large number of payment transactions and implement them in a data protection-compliant manner.

Exemplary companies from the leisure industry are:

  • Amusement parks & local recreation
  • Gambling
  • Fitness centre
  • Fitness trainer
  • Toys
  • Festival & Events
  • Culture & Creative Industries
  • Cultural Sponsorship
  • Art and culture market
  • Musicals
  • Theatre

On the one hand, this industry processes many business secrets such as patents, which require special protection in terms of information security. On the other hand, a very large amount of patient data is processed, which is subject not only to data protection but also to professional secrecy.

Especially medical practices or hospitals collect and process highly sensitive data of their patients. A diagnosis that becomes public can cause serious harm to the respective patient. In contrast to other personal data, such as bank details, health data does not expire.

In addition, medical practices or hospitals are characterized by a high level of public traffic. Many rooms where patient data is processed are accessible to third parties with little effort. For this reason, it is particularly important to raise awareness of data protection among employees and to take technical and organisational measures to protect the personal data of those affected.

This concerns, among other things:

  • Doctors, Hospitals & Pharmacies
  • Healthcare system
  • State of health
  • Medical Technology
  • Care & Support
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Pharmaceutical products

Cities, municipalities and other public bodies process the personal data of their citizens in a comprehensive way and for different purposes. In many cases, these data are very sensitive personal data, such as data from tax offices or judicial authorities.

In its state data protection laws, the legislator provides for a comprehensive obligation to comply with data protection. It underlines this concern by obliging public authorities to appoint an official data protection officer.

Public bodies often try to fill this position with their own employees with small numbers of positions. This practice shows that these employees often have too little time and are also overburdened in terms of content to meet the comprehensive requirements of official data protection. The use of external data protection consultants may seem sensible.

The administration & defense sector includes

  • Public administration
  • Associations & Organisations
  • Defence

Service companies are characterised by a large number of employees with very different educational backgrounds and qualifications. Employee data protection is a particularly high responsibility.

Companies in the temporary employment industry are particularly noteworthy in terms of data protection law, as they not only manage their own employees correctly in terms of data protection law, but also have to map the provision of different employees in different provision models correctly in terms of data protection.

Companies whose employees are subject to professional secrecy also have special data protection requirements. These include, for example, notaries, lawyers, tax consultants or auditors. Since these often operate a law firm business with customer traffic, the internal processes in particular must be mapped correctly in terms of data protection.

Examples of service providers are:

  • Call center
  • Household-related services
  • Management consultancy
    Facilities management
  • Market research
  • Recruitment & temporary employment
  • Guard and security services
  • Tax consultancy
  • Legal advice
  • Franchise
  • Auditors
  • Building cleaning
  • Testing services provider
  • Libraries

Social and socially committed organisations are often characterised by voluntary structures and in associations. Clubs also partly process special personal data of members or carry out profiling (e.g. sports clubs in competitions and performance plans). Voluntary structures are therefore in part strongly challenged by the implementation of data protection, so that external support can be helpful.

The field of education is divided into adult education and education for children and young people. In both cases, the personal data of many different people must be processed correctly in terms of data protection law.

Adult education is primarily characterised by the implementation of training courses. Here, the aim is to ensure that the data protection regulations are observed when processing participant data and to ensure that the examination process complies with the law.

In the branch society belong the areas:

  • Education
  • Demography
  • Geography & Infrastructure
  • History
  • Law & Justice
  • Religion
  • Social issues
  • Weather & Nature

In these companies, the number of personal data records managed is often very high. Data is often evaluated automatically on the basis of intelligent systems and customer profiles are created. The protection of personal data is therefore of particular importance in these companies.

Many different legal requirements must be observed. These include, for example, ensuring privacy as a default setting when using an online shop, or considering the specific legal basis for automated decision-making processes or the profiling of customer profiles.

Furthermore, these companies often operate internationally. Here it is important to consider the legal basis on which personal data may be transferred outside the EU and how this transfer is legally secured.

Companies active online are often from the following sectors:

  • Cybercrime
  • Demography & Usage
  • Mobile Internet & Apps
  • Online video & online entertainment
  • Range & Traffic
  • Social media
  • Search engines & SEO
  • Advertising & Marketing

This industry forms the machine room of digitalization. It is in the nature of things that comprehensive amounts of data and diverse characteristics of people are captured in digital form, aggregated and mechanically evaluated. Customer, employee or other profiles are created, the creation of which is subject to special data protection laws.

Companies in these industries are innovative and often developers of new services and products, such as software companies or startups. From a data protection perspective, it is important that data protection-friendly presettings (privacy-by-design) are integrated into the product or service from the very beginning.

Companies from the technology & telecommunications sector are often active in the following areas:

  • Television reception
  • Fixed network & mobile communications
  • Hardware
  • Home appliances
  • IT Services
  • Software
  • Consumer electronics

Travel providers as well as companies in the hotel and catering industry process large amounts of personal data, such as address, booking or payment data.

In hotels, the collected data can, for example, provide information about the habits of the guests. In the case of large travel portals, extensive customer profiles are created, which must be secured in accordance with data protection laws.

Companies in the tourism industry often belong to these areas:

  • Gastronomy
  • Business Travel
  • Private trips
  • Travel agents & tour operators
  • Accommodation

Trade-oriented companies are characterized by a large number of customer contacts. In these companies, the number of personal data records managed is often very high. The protection of personal data is therefore of particular importance in these companies.

Furthermore, these companies often work internationally. Here is to consider the legal basis on which personal data may be transferred outside the EU and how this transfer is legally secured.

Companies in the trade sector are for example:

  • DIY trade (construction & DIY)
  • Shopping behaviour
  • Electronics retailers
  • Wholesale
  • Hobby and free time
  • Key figures of the retail trade
  • Body Care & Health
  • Food Retailing
  • Furniture trade & furnishing
  • Shopping Center & FOC
  • Textile trade, shoe trade & accessories

The transport industry is subject to special regulations that influence data protection. In certain cases, personal data must be handed over to states on the basis of special regulations. Passenger data are subject to cross-border data transfer, which must be considered specifically.

In the logistics industry, freelancers and temporary workers are often used. Their data must be processed correctly in accordance with data protection law in the various employee transfer scenarios.

Companies in the transport and logistics sector are often from the

  • Railway & Rail traffic
  • Vehicles & Road Traffic
  • Logistics & Transport
  • Aviation & Aerospace
  • Shipping
  • Petrol stations

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