Data protection information for Mindestlohnmelder (Minimum Wage Whistleblower)

Name and contact data of controller:

DIE LINKE. Fraktion im Landtag Brandenburg | Alexander Moser-Haas | Alter Markt 1 | 14467 Potsdam | Germany | Tel.: +49 331 966 15 01 | Fax: +49 331 966 15 05 | E-mail:


Purpose of processing: 
When you report a suspicion of minimum wage regulations being violated, we store the information you have entered in the fields “Company information”, “Suspicious fact” and “Date of violation” and forward it to authorities (e.g. customs or public contracting authority) and, if necessary, to labour unions without including your name. We also use these data in parliament to ask the government what the authorities have done to examine this case of suspected violation and to monitor adherence to minimum wage regulations.
The data entered in the fields “My name” and “My e-mail address” are not forwarded. We are the only entity to use these data, and only to ask you follow-up questions if necessary.


Legal basis for the processing: 
Your data are processed based on your express consent in accordance with Art. 2.1.2 of the Datenschutzordnung des Landtages Brandenburg (DSchO LTBB) (Data protection regulation of the Brandenburg Landtag) in connection with Art. 6.1a of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). If personal data of other persons are entered in the fields “Company information”, “Suspicious fact” or “Date of violation”, those data are processed based on and within the confines of Art. 2.1.1 DSchO LTBB in connection with Art. 6.1e GDPR (to the extent this is necessary for us to fulfil our constitutional responsibilities as a parliamentary group, such as monitoring the government) as well as in connection with Art. 6.1f GDPR (to the extent that the data processing is necessary in order to clarify the suspected violation of minimum wage regulations, or have such a suspicion clarified, thus preserving the legitimate interests of the person affected by a possible violation of minimum wage regulations; this applies only if and to the extent that it is not outweighed by the interests or fundamental rights of the person whose data was entered).


Storage duration of personal data:
Data are stored until one month after the responsible authorities have conducted checks to clarify the situation, or after parliamentary initiatives taken regarding the issue have been finalized in the Landtag. In the case of revocation of consent or justified objection against the processing (see below), the affected data are deleted immediately.


Right to revoke consent: 
Consent to the processing can be revoked any time with future effect. This does not affect the lawfulness of data processing conducted until the revocation.


Rights of data subjects:
Under the DSchO LTBB in connection with the GDPR, you have the following rights:

  1. If your personal data are being processed, you have the right to be informed about what personal data are being stored about you (Art. 15 GDPR).
  2. If incorrect personal data are processed, you have the right to request correction (Art. 16 GDPR).
  3. If the legal prerequisites are met, you have the right to request deletion of your personal data, to have their processing restricted and to object to their processing (Art. 17, 18, 21 GDPR).

Should you exercise the rights named above, the above-named controller checks whether the legal prerequisites are met. Moreover, you have the right to file a complaint with the Präsidium des Landtages Brandenburg as defined by Art. 11 DSchO LTBB:

Landtag Brandenburg, Präsidialbüro | Alter Markt 1 | 14467 Potsdam | Germany | Tel.: +49 331 966-1003 | Fax: +49 331 966-1005 | E-mail: