Personal details

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Personal details (late Latin "personalia" personal things ; substantiated neuter plural of "personalis") or personal data are the registered details of a person. This can be the officially registered information, but also the information in any other type of person, patient and customer directory, such as for employers , associations or opinion polls .



In Germany, the official personal details in accordance with Section 111 of the Administrative Offenses Act (OWiG) include the following data:

Anyone who gives incorrect information to a competent authority , a competent official or a competent soldier of the Bundeswehr or refuses to provide information is acting improperly according to Section 111 OWiG and can be punished with a fine of up to € 1,000. Anyone who negligently fails to recognize that an authority, an official or a soldier is responsible will be fined up to € 500.

Determination of personal details

In Germany, individual authorities, a public official or a responsible soldier in the Bundeswehr have the right to request personal details in certain cases. The law is derived from their respective factual and local jurisdiction . In court proceedings , for example, the personal details of those involved in the process are routinely determined.

The process is called identity verification . The personal details are documented , for example, with a personal document. If the person concerned does not comply with this request, or does so incompletely or with incorrect information, this violation can be punished as an administrative offense with a fine .


In Austria belong to a identity verification acquiring the name, sex, date of birth, place of birth, occupation and home address of a person called "National" in the Official German too.


Personal details, personal data and personal data are also the subject of data protection .


Individual evidence

  1. § 111 OWiG at