Data protection in churches and religious associations

We will explain to you which church or competing governmental provisions take precedence.

Based on the churches’ right of self-determination, the religious societies in Germany are entitled to set up their own regulations for the organization and administration of their affairs, including data protection. If you are, for example, the head of an ecclesiastical institution, we will be happy to clarify for you whether you are subject, for example, to the Gesetz über den Kirchlichen Datenschutz (KDG) [Church Data Protection Act] or the Kirchengesetz über den Datenschutz der Evangelischen Kirche in Deutschland (DSG-EKD) [Data Protection of the Protestant Church in Germany], or which ecclesiastical or competing governmental regulations are primarily applicable in your case. We are also familiar with the structures of church decisions and church legislation and have extensive expertise regarding the applicable ancillary laws.