Data protection notice on photo and film recordings

At the WZB, numerous events are documented with photo and film recordings. Some of these recordings are published for public relations purposes in print media, on the WZB website and/or social media channels.

If you as a visitor do not wish to appear in the recordings, please let us know on site. For your part, please take care not to walk into the recording. You can also object to the use of the recordings retrospectively if there are special reasons for doing so. Please address your objection to: friederike.theilen-kosch [at]

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR (based on our interest in documenting the event and using the photographs and film recordings taken for public relations purposes). We delete the data when they are no longer required for public relations purposes.

You have the following rights: right to information (Art. 15 GDPR), correction of incorrect data (Art. 16 GDPR), deletion, provided that one of the reasons listed in Art. 17 GDPR applies. There is also the right to restriction of processing if one of the conditions mentioned in Art. 18 GDPR is present and in the cases of Art. 20 GDPR the right to data portability. Every data subject has the right to file a complaint with a supervisory authority if he or she is of the opinion that the processing of the data in question violates data protection regulations.

The data controller is the WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Reichpietschufer 50, 10785 Berlin. You can contact our data protection officer by e-mail at dataprotection [at]