The technically appropriate and legally compliant handling of personal data is an important duty, which is of public concern.

In its verdict, the Civil Chamber 23 of the Landgericht (District Court) Berlin prohibited providers of internet content the data retention of IP addresses. IP addresses are regularly collected in web server logfiles and analysed in statistics programs.

In a data privacy and security audit, artegic investigated the collection and storage of personal information in the context of the Ministry’s online activities. The results led to a number of actions, which secure the legally compliant handling of such personal data.