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  • 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report

Implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation

The EU General Data Protection Regulation took effect in May 2016. After a two-year transition period, the regulation will be binding as of May 25, 2018. Since laws always require interpretation as to how they should be implemented in day-to-day life, the Group Privacy department has now prepared uniform rules for the entire Group: the Binding Interpretations. They were compiled in collaboration with data privacy experts in the national companies. The Binding Interpretations include specific recommendations and best practice examples to implement the EU regulation. For example, they explain what a customer consent must entail, or how customer data has to be deleted, if this is requested by the customer. Over the next few years, we will be collecting further practical experience and further developing these interpretations. Our data privacy training will also be adapted to include the new content.