Data Transfer within a Group of Companies chapter 6 de

National law – DE– Legal system – module 6

Companies within a group of companies are not generally  privileged. Each company is regarded a separate entity.

The forwarding of data from one company to another  within a group of companies qualifies as transfer of data to  the effect that the general restrictions on data processing  apply. The exemption based on the processing entity’s  legitimate interest is often referred to for justification.

In these cases, however, the legitimate interest needs  to be demonstrated for every individual transfer. If, for  instance, the transfer of data in an anonymized form had served in the purpose equally, the transfer of personal  data may no longer be covered by the legitimate interest.

Also, when relying on the exemption based on legitimate  interest, such interest has to prevail the data subject’s privacy interest.

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