The effectiveness of the sentence: "In relation to national law, the GDPR applies as a matter of priority to all automated processing of personal data as of May 25th, 2018 [...]" is understood by experts. The Düsseldorfer Kreis – the conference of the independent federal and state data protection authorities on April 26th, 2018 – thereby confirms a regulatory framework – and once again surprises an entire industry. Just as, for example, the financial industry has underestimated the determination of the regulation for a long time, the media industry seems to underestimate the inherent connections between technological opportunities, changing regulatory conditions and the associated changes in decision-relevant parameters until now.
Software and infrastructure projects are subject to fundamental change. The trend today is towards small, agile teams that work independently of each other and often spatially separated from each other. They develop completed subprograms that communicate with each other via coordi-nated interfaces and thus form an overall system. The agile approach brings with it fundamental advantages that are particu-larly useful in complex projects.