Our Tasks

One of the main tasks of the Data Protection Supervisory Authority of Jehovah’s Witnesses is to monitor compliance with the rules of the Data Protection Act of Jehovah’s Witnesses (DSGJZ) as well as other data protection regulations (Section 24 (1) DSGJZ).

In addition, pursuant to Section 24 (3) DSGJZ, the Data Protection Supervisory Authority of Jehovah’s Witnesses has the following tasks, among others, within its scope of responsibility:

  • Promote public awareness and understanding of the risks, rules, safeguards and
    rights in relation to processing (Section 24 (3) (1) DSGJZ).
  • Advise structural divisions and agencies of the Religious Association on
    legislative and administrative measures relating to the protection of natural
    persons’ rights and freedoms with regard to processing (Section 24 (3) (2) DSGJZ).
  • Promote awareness among controllers and processors regarding their
    obligations under the DSGJZ (Section 24 (3) (3) DSGJZ).
  • Handle complaints lodged by a data subject, or by a body or organisation, and
    investigate, to the extent appropriate, the subject matter of the complaint and
    inform the complainant of the progress and the outcome of the investigation
    within a reasonable period (Section 24 (3) (5) DSGJZ). To facilitate the filing of complaints, the data protection supervisory authority maintains an online form that you can fill out on this page.


Datenschutzaufsicht Jehovas Zeugen
Grünauer Strasse 104
12557 Berlin

Monday to Friday, 9.00 – 12.00 (midday)

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