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Profile of registrant

Deutsche Vereinigung fuer Datenschutz e.V.

Identification number in the register: 68810488526-07
Registration date: 09/04/12 12:45:52

The information on this organisation was last modified on 20/03/14 15:06:13
The date of the last annual update was 20/03/14 15:06:13

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Deutsche Vereinigung fuer Datenschutz e.V.
Acronym: DVD
Legal status: Verein
Website address:


Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mrs  Karin Schuler
Position: Vorsitzende (President)

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mrs  Karin Schuler
Position: Vorsitzende (President)

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 8-10 Rheingasse 
Bonn 5313
Telephone number: (+49) 228 222498
Fax number: (+49) 228 2438470
Other contact information: tel Karin Schuler (president):
+49 228 24 20 733

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Deutsche Vereinigung fuer Datenschutz e.V. (German Data Protection Association) - DVD-
is a registered, non-profit and non-governmental organization in Germany (registration: Vereinsregister @ Amtsgericht Bonn, Nr. 20 VR 4257).

Our organization of about 250 members associates data protection professionnals, IT professionals, jurists and civil liberties volounteers. The association is, though tracing back to the civil liberties movements of the late 70s, not bound politically. Since 1975 it works on various levels for a broader acknowledgement of privacy issues
in politics, lawmaking, business and the public. Our partners are civil liberties groups (CCC, FoeBud, FIfF, Humanistische Union et al. in Germany), data protection officials, trade unionists, academics and politicians.

Board members and activists cooperated with Fitug, Digitale Gesellschaft and others.
The association targets the public with its quarterly periodical "Datenschutznachrichten" (data protection news), DANA, with 500 to 700 copies and its website "".
We do organise conferences, workshops and provide lecturers on privacy issues. We are part of the committee for the annual German Big Brother Awards.

We commit statements and expertise on privacy issues into the political arena, to the German parliament (the Bundestag). Also, we target EU institutions with conferences and written statements.

Key issues of our work are
* improvement of data protection for employees,
* privacy in social networks and electronic communication,
* surveillance and public security issues,
* privacy as consumer's right.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 10
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

*conference on protection of employees' data in the European
Parliament. This took place during the internal commission's discussions about an
update of the EU data protection regulations.

*two written statements
about the update of European data data protection legislation to the

talks to EPs

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Communication
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Home Affairs
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Research and Technology
  • Trans-European Networks


Total number of members that are natural persons: 250
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Total budget: 26,000
of which public financing: 8,000
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants: 0
- from national sources: 0
- from local/regional sources: 0
publication DANA : 8,000
from other sources: 18,000
- donations: 0
- contributions from members: 18,000
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.