Excessive Data Collection Of The GEZ As A Result Of The Loss Of Revenue

The GEZ takes bold means with regard to the acquisition of personal data. Privacy expert Volkmer advises: unclear situations consult experts. Hamburg. According to a Commission study to determine of the financial requirements of broadcasters (KEF), a growing number of exemptions, as well as a declining willingness to pay the user provides for annual revenue loss. The claims of fees collection Center (GEZ) amounted to KEF 753 million to 822 million a year.

“Christian Volkmer, data protection expert of the company project 29 GmbH says: an unbalanced balance sheet for the GEZ reinforced the compulsion to collect yet persistent data.” The GEZ can ask even more intensively in the future for data. The formulation of the powers for the data collection is very broad in scope, what greatly worries privacy experts. In 2003, the GEZ has already received the big brother award, a negative price for the reckless collection of data. Post new Interstate Broadcasting Agreement applies from 1 January 2013. Then there will be no Enter device-related licence fees, but the broadcasting fee is paid regardless, whether there is a TV, radio or Internet-enabled computer, per apartment. Apply 17.98 euros for every household. A date is set to the login register data, transmitted the first and family name, current and previous addresses, main – and Nebenwohnung, day of the single – or extract, marital status and death day of the GEZ.

Therefore, all login register are screened more by the employees of the nearby state institution. The data protection officer of the countries fear an extension for the recovery of money. Privacy expert Volkmer is active in the society for data protection and knows with the new regime. Privacy and GEZ, the two terms have still never together fit. It happened sometimes that data investigators have lost card with personal data”, says Christian Volkmer. The methods of charges collectors are often brazen.

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