RE: Letter from Dr. Dix (German data protection authority)

Here is the English translation of the press release

-----Original Message-----
From: [] 
Sent: 28 June 2013 00:31
Subject: Letter from Dr. Dix (German data protection authority)

Dear Team,

Peter and I have received the enclosed letter from Dr. Dix as input for our consideration.

It contains
 - a cover letter,
 - a position statement on web-tracking outlining
   the requirements of the International Working Group
   on Data Protection in Telecommunications ("the Berlin Group"),
 - and a press statement in German.


PS: My (non-normative) translation of the Press statement:

The Press statement says that Google and the German DPA have agreed on guidelines how how to adjust Google Analytics in a way that is in line with the German DPA requirements. Basically (no guarantee for correct
translation) these requirements have been fulfilled:
 1. Opt-out for users
 2. Ability to enterprise users to ask Google to anonimize the
    IP addresses collected (by dropping the last part)  3. Contracts between Google and Enterprises using Analytics
    that satisfy the requrements of Google acting as Data Processor.

---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------
Subject: Web Tracking
Date: Thu, June 27, 2013 11:28

Dear Prof. Swire,
Dear Mr. Schunter,

please find attached a letter of Dr. Dix and the enclosures.

Yours sincerely,

Sandra Ließmann
Berliner Beauftragter für
Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit
Servicestelle Bürgereingaben

An der Urania 4-10
D-10787 Berlin

Received on Friday, 28 June 2013 00:45:04 UTC