The technological progress entails some disadvantages along with its multiple benefits. One of these is related to protection of private data. Personal and business data are becoming easily available, as they are usually stored in databases or other business systems. Hence the privacy protection has become a serious issue. Companies are facing this problem more than ever. For example, there is a statutory obligation in Germany to provide a data protection officer if more than nine people in a company have access to personal data. A lot of users are becoming more sensitive about data privacy issues. For this reason companies can no longer afford non-transparent privacy policies if they want to survive on the market. It is especially important to pay attention to the area of the Internet-related business. Incase of doubt companies should ask legal assistance in the drafting of their data protection policies. A comprehensive review in advance can save you from conflicts resulting from data breaches.