On 14 October, MediaNama interviewed Marit Hansen, State Data Protection Commissioner of Schleswig-Holstein in Germany as a part of #PrivacyNama 2021 to discuss what it takes to run a data protection authority. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87bVbtctxYM Some aspects covered in this interview: Commissioner Hansen's journey to becoming a Data Protection Commissioner, as a technologist How the Data Protection Authorities in Germany are structured How Data Protection Authorities work with governments, and what structural safeguards need to be put into place How Data Protection Authorities are funded Activities that Data Protection Authorities need to prioritise Setting up processes related to privacy by default, privacy by design. Working with companies to enable the right environment for privacy, especially when it comes to companies taking calculated risks with privacy violations Impact of criminal liability on implementation of privacy legislation Setting up systems to deal with consumer complaints Commissioner Hansen was also part of the PrivacyNama session on the Operationalisation of Privacy legislation. Also read: When Should A Complaint Be Escalated To A Data Protection Authority? What To Do With Violators Of Privacy Laws? Examining Criminal Sanctions, Fines, And More What Makes An Effective Data Protection Authority Tick?
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