Founded in 1977 the German Privacy Association (DVD) represents interests of citizens as data subjects as a nonprofit association.
Even over thirty years after census judgement via Federal Constitutional Court (the „right to informational self-determination“) and longtime after Orwell’s pathbreaking novel „1984“, privacy is still no self-evident and unassailable civil right.
Conversely, it appears that inserting informational technology in a massive and closely linked way functions as a cure-all when it comes to clarifying social issues.
The individual’s personal right frequently is supposed to step behind putative security interest; we are perceiving this fact as a threat to our basic democratic values.
The DVD is less aiming at revealing data scandals but gives priority to enlighten and to give people advice concerning the risk in using electronic data processing
and the possible restriction of their right to informational self-determination.
Textually, we are dealing with various interrogations such as privacy concering police and justice, employee data protection, consumer privacy and internet
privacy; just to mention a few.
Throughout several activities we want to reach different person groups, i.a. via