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About us

SüdWest Datenschutz Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH is a law firm based in Karlsruhe, Germany, which advises clients on data protection law.

Since 2011 we have been supporting our clients as a partner in all matters of data protection law and related fields of law. In addition, we act as anexternal data protection officer. In May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) came into force. Since then, the topic of data protection has increasingly been in the spotlight. With the regulatory changes and innovations, a data protection management system is to be introduced by the person responsible in order to meet the diverse data protection requirements and provide successful data protection advice. The management system must be continuously evaluated and the internal measures taken must be updated. Risks are minimized and violations of data protection law are avoided as a matter of priority.

The main component of value creation in Industry 4.0 is data. We support companies from a wide range of industries in all data protection issues in order to achieve data protection compliance. Our attorneys and legal experts have many years of expertise in the relevant legal areas to guarantee complete data protection consulting. We train employees in data protection and advise on the implementation of internal company regulations and external data protection declarations. Company internal standards and principles of conduct are to be implemented bindingly by those responsible in the day-to-day business in order to meet the increasing sensitivity of data protection law.



Datenschutz ist ein Fundament in der digitalen Welt und wird zunehmend wichtiger. Aus diesem Grund ist unser Ziel, praktikable Lösungen für unsere Mandanten zu finden. Mit der Kenntnis im Datenschutzrecht und als externer Datenschutzbeauftragter verfügen unsere Anwälte und Juristen über die Erfahrung, um Ihnen mit kompetentem „Datenschutzrecht aus Karlsruhe“ zur Seite stehen. Damit leistet unsere Datenschutzberatung einen Beitrag für den Erfolg Ihres Unternehmens. Als Datenschutzbeauftragter […]


Fachliche Kompetenz durch den ausschließlichen Einsatz spezialisierter Anwälte/Juristen. Unsere Rechtsanwälte sind als externe Datenschutzbeauftragte von mittelständischen Unternehmen und konzernangehörigen Gesellschaften im In- und Ausland sowie als externer (Groß-)Konzerndatenschutzbeauftragter tätig. Wir sind fachkundig geprüfter Datenschutzbeauftragter nach dem Ulmer Modell (udis) sowie TÜV-zertifizierter Datenschutzbeauftragter. Darüber hinaus verfügen wir über die Qualifikation als Legal Expert für das European Privacy Seal. Wir identifizieren Risiken im Datenschutzrecht, dokumentieren diese, zeigen […]


Unsere Anwälte und Juristen bieten Ihnen standortunabhängig, virtuelle oder persönliche Gespräche. Sie stehen Ihnen ebenso flexibel als externer Datenschutzbeauftragter zu Seite. Die Datenschutzberatung findet in den Sprachen Deutsch und Englisch statt. Alle Aufgaben bearbeiten wir nach definierten Regeln, um kurze Antwortzeiten zu ermöglichen. Besteht der Verdacht eines datenschutzrechtlichen Fehlverhaltens, unterstützen wir Sie kurzfristig.


“Thank you very much for a continuous cooperation characterized by high professional and methodical competence. Ms. Schmidt’s personally pleasant and engaging manner creates the conditions for a working atmosphere characterized by fundamental trust.”


“Trust, effectiveness and efficiency are the cornerstones of the cooperation with Nicole Schmidt. The mediating approach, taking into account the company and location conditions (also internationally), leads to very good results and the appreciation comes not only from the employer side but also from the employee representatives.”


“Uncomplicated cooperation, quick feedback, pragmatic solutions.”



The website receives European Privacy Seal with the support of SüdWest Datenschutz Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

As the first company the VBL (Versorgungsanstalt des Bundes und der Länder) has successfully passed the certification procedure for obtaining the EuroPriSe quality seal “Website Certification“. It received extensive support from Nicole Schmidt as Legal Expert and Andreas Sütterlin as Technical Expert, both representing SüdWest Datenschutz Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH from Karlsruhe. Websites which have been awarded the EuroPriSe seal of approval are subject to European data […]


Value creation for companies in the age of Industry 4.0 through Big Data

The technological advances and the global interconnectedness allow an accumulation of digital data on an unprecedented scale. These mases of raw data from the Internet, mobile communications, health care, finance, credit card payments, customer card usage, etc. are to be processed productively and made usable. The technology “Big Data” is designed to make complex data sets economically usable and thus ensure the competitiveness of its […]


The Data Protection Officer: Your guide to Data Protection

The implementation of data protection requirements poses major challenges for many companies. Necessity for a data protection officer Considering the complexity and often abstractly formulated regulations, which must be adhered to when dealing with personal data, some companies would like to have a guide, who gives orientation. The regulations of the Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz – BDSG) require that public and non-public bodies (e.g. […]