On February 1, 2017, the German Federal Cabinet adopted (source document in German) the revised Draft Implementation Bill of the Federal Ministry of Interior (source document in German) for the upcoming EU GDPR. The GDPR, while aimed at streamlining the data protection requirements for all EU Member States, contains opening clauses that allow Member States to deviate in some circumstances. The proposal for a new Federal Data Protection Act ("FDPA") provides details regarding the scope and implementation of existing GDPR provisions and implements additional data protection requirements from the current FDPA.

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