Section 22 - Processing of special categories of personal dataSection 23 - Processing for other purposes by public bodiesSection 24 - Processing for other purposes by private bodiesSection 25 - Transfer of data by public bodiesSection 26 - Data processing for employment-related purposesSection 27 - Data processing for purposes of scientific or historical research and for statistical purposesSection 28 - Data processing for archiving purposes in the public interestSection 29 - Rights of the data subject and powers of the supervisory authorities in the case of secrecy obligationsSection 30 - Consumer loansSection 31 - Protection of commercial transactions in the case of scoring and credit reportsSection 32 - Information to be provided where personal data are collected from the data subjectSection 33 - Information to be provided where personal data have not been obtained from the data subjectSection 34 - Right of access by the data subjectSection 35 - Right to erasureSection 36 - Right to objectSection 37 - Automated individual decision-making, including profilingSection 38 - Data protection officers of private bodiesSection 39 - AccreditationSection 40 - Supervisory authorities of the LänderSection 41 - Application of provisions concerning criminal proceedings and proceedings to impose administrative finesSection 42 - Penal provisionsSection 43 - Provisions on administrative finesSection 44 - Proceedings against a controller or processor
Section 45 - ScopeSection 46 - DefinitionsSection 47 - General principles for processing personal dataSection 48 - Processing of special categories of personal dataSection 49 - Processing for other purposesSection 50 - Processing for archiving, scientific and statistical purposesSection 51 - ConsentSection 52 - Processing on instructions from the controllerSection 53 - ConfidentialitySection 54 - Automated individual decisionSection 55 - General information on data processingSection 56 - Notification of data subjectsSection 57 - Right of accessSection 58 - Right to rectification and erasure and to restriction of processingSection 59 - Modalities for exercising the rights of the data subjectSection 60 - Right to lodge a complaint with the Federal CommissionerSection 61 - Legal remedies against decisions of the Federal Commissioner or if he or she fails to take actionSection 62 - Processing carried out on behalf of a controllerSection 63 - Joint controllersSection 64 - Requirements for the security of data processingSection 65 - Notifying the Federal Commissioner of a personal data breachSection 66 - Notifying data subjects affected by a personal data breachSection 67 - Conducting a data protection impact assessmentSection 68 - Cooperation with the Federal CommissionerSection 69 - Prior consultation of the Federal CommissionerSection 70 - Records of processing activitiesSection 71 - Data protection by design and by defaultSection 72 - Distinction between different categories of data subjectsSection 73 - Distinction between facts and personal assessmentsSection 74 - Procedures for data transfersSection 75 - Rectification and erasure of personal data and restriction of processingSection 76 - LoggingSection 77 - Confidential reporting of violationsSection 78 - General requirementsSection 79 - Data transfers with appropriate safeguardsSection 80 - Data transfers without appropriate safeguardsSection 81 - Other data transfers to recipients in third countriesSection 82 - Mutual assistanceSection 83 - CompensationSection 84 - Penal provisions

Section 64

Requirements for the security of data processing

(1) The controller and the processor, taking into account the state of the art, the costs of implementation and the nature, scope, context and purposes of the processing as well as the risk of varying likelihood and severity for the legally protected interests of natural persons, shall implement the necessary technical and organisational measures to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk when processing personal data, in particular as regards the processing of special categories of personal data. In doing so, the controller shall take into account the relevant Technical Guidelines and recommendations from the Federal Office for Information Security.
(2) The measures referred to in subsection 1 may include pseudonymization and encryption of personal data, if such means are possible in view of the purposes of processing. The measures pursuant to subsection 1 should ensure
1. the ongoing confidentiality, integrity, availability and resilience of processing systems and services in connection with processing; and
2. the ability to restore the availability and access to personal data in a timely manner in the event of a physical or technical incident.
(3) In respect of automated processing, the controller and processor, following an evaluation of the risks, shall implement measures designed to
1. deny unauthorised persons access to processing equipment used for processing (‘equipment access control’);
2. prevent the unauthorised reading, copying, modification or erasure of data media (‘data media control’);
3. prevent the unauthorised input of personal data and the unauthorised inspection, modification or deletion of stored personal data (‘storage control’);
4. prevent the use of automated processing systems by unauthorised persons using data communication equipment (‘user control’);
5. ensure that persons authorized to use an automated processing system have access only to the personal data covered by their access authorisation (‘data access control’);
6. ensure that it is possible to verify and establish the bodies to which personal data have been or may be transmitted or made available using data communication equipment (‘communication control’);
7. ensure that it is subsequently possible to verify and establish which personal data have been input into automated processing systems and when and by whom the personal data were input (‘input control’);
8. ensure that the confidentiality and integrity of personal data are protected during transfers of personal data or during transport of data media (‘transport control’);
9. ensure that installed systems may, in the case of interruption, be restored (‘recovery’);
10. ensure that all system functions perform and that the appearance of faults in the functions is reported (‘reliability’);
11. ensure that stored personal data cannot be corrupted by means of a malfunctioning of the system (‘integrity’);
12. ensure that personal data processed on behalf of the controller can only be processed in compliance with the controller’s instructions (‘processing control’);
13. ensure that personal data are protected against loss and destruction (‘availability control’);
14. ensure that personal data collected for different purposes can be processed separately (‘separability’).
A purpose pursuant to the first sentence, nos. 2 to 5 may be achieved in particular by using state-of-the-art encryption.