Data collection and analysis on trafficking in human beings and exploitation are essential in order to determine the extent of this human rights violation and to be able to develop political action plans as well as measures for the protection of trafficked persons and fighting crime. At the same time, data collection is accompanied by a variety of challenges and diverse interests.
What goals can and should data collection on human trafficking pursue? How can international legal requirements be implemented? Are there best practice examples in other countries, what do they look like and what is the status in Germany? These questions will be discussed. Challenges in comprehensively ensuring data protection for marginalised groups on the one hand and civil society, especially for specialised counselling centres for trafficked persons, on the other hand, will also be discussed.