Data protection is playing an increasingly important role – both locally and internationally – and not just for our customers. Due to the increasing legal and technical requirements in this subject area, the PHOENIX group will be coordinating its data protection activities across Europe in the future. As a member of the German Association for Data Protection and Data Security (GDD), we regularly exchange information on this matter with other companies.
To reflect the increasing importance of the subject of data protection, the PHOENIX group appointed a data protection officer for the group in September 2014, who also heads the group’s Data Protection division as of June 2016. The officer’s task is to monitor the fulfillment of all data protection requirements within the company. The data protection officer reports directly to the Executive Board but does not receive instructions from it.
In many countries, this work will be complemented by local data protection officers. In particular, they will ensure that the legal regulations applicable in the respective countries are being complied with and that no data can be accessed by unauthorised third parties.