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On 1 February 2017, the German federal cabinet adopted a draft data protection bill. (“new BDSG”) to replace the existing Federal Data Protection Act of 2003. The new BDSG is intended to adapt the current German data protection law to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). The planned implementation statute aims to supplement and further define the EU General Data Protection Regulation.
The new BDSG includes specific requirements that deviate from the GDPR in some respects, including with respect to the appointment of a Data Protection Officer and the processing of employee personal data.


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Is Tata Communications BDSG compliant?

Companies operating in Germany should analyse the BDSG requirements and make sure that German operations comply with them.

The scope of TCL’s BDSG assessment is limited to privacy and information security requirements of IPC and ICS services and their supporting infrastructure that are applicable to Data Processor. We have also assessed the controls related to physical security and environmental safeguards of Command Centre. We have also assessed the controls related to physical security and environmental safeguards of Chennai Command Centre.


Control TypeNo. of Controls
Data Privacy9
Technical and organizational Control43


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