On 26 May 2020, the German Data Protection Authorities (German DPAs) issued guidelines on measures to protect personal data transferred via email (Guidelines; available in Germen here). The Guidelines outline requirements for procedures to send and receive emails that must be met by data controllers, data processors and public email service providers (Email Service Providers) to comply with Art. 5(1)(f), 25 and 32(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Sending emails containing personal data
Data controllers and processors must implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk of the data processing, taking into account the state of the art, the costs of implementation and the nature, scope, context and purposes of processing as well as the risk of varying likelihood and severity for the rights and freedoms of the data subjects concerned.
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