§ 41 Application of provisions concerning criminal proceedings and proceedings to impose administrative fines

  1. Unless this Act provides otherwise, the provisions of the Administrative Offences Act shall apply accordingly to violations pursuant to Article 83 (4) to (6) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679. Sections 17, 35 and 36 of the Administrative Offences Act shall not apply. Section 68 of the Administrative Offences Act shall apply on the condition that the regional court shall decide if the administrative fine exceeds the amount of one hundred thousand euros.
  2. Unless this Act provides otherwise, the provisions of the Administrative Offences Act and the general laws on criminal procedures, namely the Code of Criminal Procedure and the Judicature Act, shall apply accordingly in proceedings for violations pursuant to Article 83 (4) to (6) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679. Sections 56 to 58, 87, 88, 99 and 100 of the Administrative Offences Act shall not apply. Section 69 (4), second sentence of the Administrative Offences Act shall apply on the condition that the public prosecutor’s office may stop the proceedings only with the approval of the supervisory authority which issued the administrative decision imposing a fine.

Content of the FDPA (new)

Part 1 – Common provisions (§§ 1 - 21)

Part 2 – Implementing provisions for processing for purposes in accordance with Article 2 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (§§ 22-44)

Chapter 1 – Legal basis for processing personal data
Sub-chapter 1 – Processing of special categories of personal data and processing for other purposes

Sub-chapter 2 – Special processing situations

Chapter 2 – Rights of the data subject

Chapter 3 – Obligations of controllers and processors

Chapter 4 – Supervisory authorities for data processing by private bodies

Chapter 5 – Penalties

Chapter 6 – Legal remedies

Part 3 – Implementing provisions for processing for purposes in accordance with Article 1 (1) of Directive (EU) 2016/680 (§§ 45-84)

Chapter 1 – Scope, definitions and general principles for processing personal data

Chapter 2 – Legal basis for processing personal data

Chapter 3 – Rights of the data subject

Chapter 4 – Obligations of controllers and processors

Chapter 6 – Cooperation among supervisory authorities

Chapter 7 – Liability and penalties

Part 4 – Special provisions for processing in the context of activities outside the scope of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 und Directive (EU) 2016/680 (§ 85)