Bonn/Berlin, 02/03/2011, 10:00 AM CET
The approval, granted after an exhaustive consultation procedure, makes Deutsche Post DHL the first German company to have their Binding Corporate Rules for data protection recognized by European Union officials.
Peter Schaar, Germany’s Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, granted the letter of approval to Deutsche Post DHL board member Walter Scheurle yesterday in Berlin.
Deutsche Post DHL is a global company with approximately 500,000 employees operating in 220 countries and territories. As such, these operations also include the transnational exchange of customer and employee data. When transferring personal data to non-EU or non-EEA countries around the globe, the German Federal Data Protection Act requires proof of adequate levels of data protection.