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Object to the processing of your personal data with the Federal Statistical Office


As a citizen of the European Union, you can object to the processing of your personal data. As a rule, your data may then no longer be processed, unless the respective body can prove compelling reasons worthy of protection that outweigh your interests. Therefore, you must always justify your objection and the reasons must be based on your person. The situation is different in the case of an exception under Art. 21 (6) GDPR. Accordingly, an objection is not possible in the case of processing, inter alia for statistical purposes, if this is necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest.

Personal data includes, for example:

  • Online data such as IP address, location data, email address
  • Bank details such as account balances, account numbers
  • Identification numbers such as ID card number or social security number
  • Land Registry Entries
  • Health information such as genetic data, medical data
  • Testimonies
  • General personal data such as name, address, age, marital status
  • physical characteristics such as gender, skin, hair or eye color, height


You can assert the right to object to processing vis-à-vis public and non-public bodies. Public bodies are, for example, authorities such as the StBA, non-public bodies are commercial enterprises, associations or clubs.

You must request the objection to the processing of your personal data directly from the StBA.
 

Process flow

If you come in person, it will often not be possible to deal with it immediately. Even if you call, it is usually not possible to identify you with certainty. Therefore, you should submit the objection online or by post.

Submit an objection to the StBA online:

  • Access the online application on the StBA website. This will guide you step by step through the necessary information, which you can enter electronically.
  • The StBA will usually send you the corresponding answer by post to your registration address or, under certain circumstances, by e-mail.
  • Submit an objection to the StBA in writing:
  • You can submit your application informally.
  • Send your application with the required documents by post or e-mail to the public body.
  • The StBA will send you the corresponding answer by post to your registration address or, if necessary, by e-mail.
     

Requirements

You can object to the processing of your personal data,

  • if this is done on the basis of Article 6 (1) (e) or (f) GDPR,
  • if you can justify that your particular personal situation requires it.

You cannot object to the processing of your personal data if:

  • there is a compelling public interest that outweighs your interests as a data subject, or
  • there is a legal provision that obliges you to process your data, or
  • the data processing is in the context of research, science or statistics and your objection would make this impossible or at least seriously impair it, or
  • the data processing is in the context of research, science or statistics and the processing is necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest.
     

Which documents are required?

  • No documentation is required.

What are the fees?

There are no costs for you.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

You do not have to observe any deadlines.

Processing duration

The processing of your personal data must be stopped immediately if all conditions are met, i.e. without undue delay on the part of the entity processing the data. As a general rule, you must be informed of the measures taken no later than 1 month after you have filed the objection. If this is not possible, you must be informed of the reasons for the delay and the extended deadline.

Applications / forms

- Forms: no

- Online procedure possible: yes

- Written form required: no

- Personal appearance required: no
 

Appeal

There are no generally applicable remedies.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community
 

Professionally released on

23.11.2021

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

competent Bodies


Statistisches Bundesamt (StBA)
Address: Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 11, 65189 Wiesbaden, Landeshauptstadt
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Postal address: 65180 Wiesbaden, Landeshauptstadt
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Telephone: +49 611 75-2405
Fax: +49 611 75-4000
Opening Hours:

Monday to Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Data protection information


Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen
Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
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Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)