(1) The Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (Federal Commissioner) shall be a supreme federal authority. It is located in Bonn.
(2) Civil servants of the Federal Commissioner shall be federal civil servants.
(3) The Federal Commissioner may delegate human resources administration and management tasks to other federal bodies as long as doing so does not affect the Federal Commissioner’s independence. Personal data of staff members may be transmitted to these bodies as needed for them to perform their delegated tasks.