Germany’s coalition agreement in the digitalisation era

Katharina A. Weimer of Fieldfisher reports on the coalition government’s proposed legislative changes in Germany, including possible changes to the protection of employees’ personal data.

At the end of November, the designated German coalition parties SPD, Grüne (Greens) and FDP concluded their coalition agreement for the new government. The so-called Ampelkoalition (traffic light coalition based on the colours of the parties red (SPD), yellow (FDP) and green (Greens)) has big intentions for this new chapter in Germany. It envisages technological sovereignty and the potential of digitalisation as some of the main areas for a technologically and economically strong future.

Aspects of digitalisation, technological advancements and privacy for the next legislative period can be found in almost all chapters of the coalition agreement, giving due respect to the importance the parties have assigned to it.

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