§ 39 Accreditation

1 The power to act as a certification body in accordance with Article 43 (1), first sentence of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 shall be granted by the supervisory authority of the Federation or the Länder responsible for data protection supervision of the certification body on the basis of accreditation by the German accreditation body. 2 Section 2 (3), second sentence, Section 4 (3) and Section 10 (1), first sentence, no. 3 of the Accreditation Body Act shall apply on the condition that data protection falls within the scope of Section 1 (2), second sentence.

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