Gartner Research

What Every Global CIO Should Know About German Works Councils and Data Protection Officers

Published: 11 May 2011

ID: G00212997

Analyst(s): Thomas Otter , Peter Wesche , Carsten Casper , Frank Ridder

Summary

Understanding the role of German works councils and the data protection officer is key for global project success and effective global team management. A failure to do so is likely to lead to project delay or even failure.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview

What You Need to Know

Analysis

  • Context
    • German Labor Laws and Privacy
    • What Is the Works (Workers) Council?
    • What Is the Role of the DPO?
  • Analysis
    • Rewarding, Managing and Terminating IT Staff Based in Germany
    • Segregation of Data Hierarchies
    • Impact of IT Solutions on Employment
    • Alternative Deployment Methods, Such as Software as a Service
    • Outsourcing, Especially When Involving Staff Transfer
    • Security Monitoring and Data-Loss Prevention
    • A Final Caveat
  • Key Facts

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