Region: Germany

NGO calls for German federal commissioner to be kept in office

A prominent German NGO has urged the country’s federal government to appoint federal data protection chief Ulrich Kelber in office for another term amid speculation that he may be replaced.

30 November 2023

German higher court rules against non-material damages in Facebook leak

One of the first German higher regional courts rulings in relation to a 2021 Facebook data leak has denied claims for non-material damages.

28 November 2023

Meta clashes with Germany and European Commission on litigation rights

Meta has urged the European Court of Justice not to allow consumer groups to bring GDPR representative actions.

23 November 2023

German adtech case starts after years of delay

A lawsuit challenging the real-time bidding for targeted advertisements has had its first hearing after years of covid-related delay.

22 November 2023

ECJ vehicle data ruling clears personal data grey area

The ECJ has drawn a line through a previously uncertain area of data protection law in a ruling that deals with whether automobile data can be shared with third parties.

09 November 2023

LinkedIn tracking statement was unlawful, Berlin court says

A German court has ruled that Linkedin cannot state it disregards ‘Do Not Track’ signals and must change certain default profile visibility settings – but the company will appeal against the judgment.

31 October 2023

Another ECJ opinion tackles non-material damage threshold

Sensitive data theft alone does not constitute identity theft but it could still give rise to non-material damages, a European Court of Justice adviser has said.

26 October 2023

German data regulators slam chat control proposals

The German data protection authorities have criticised a European Commission draft law requiring providers to scan emails and messages for child abuse material, while the EDPS looks into concerns over the agency’s targeted promotion of the proposal on social media.

17 October 2023

More damages clarifications sent to ECJ

Germany’s highest civil court has asked the European Court of Justice to clarify multiple questions on the interpretation of GDPR non-material damages.

26 September 2023

Barbara Thiel again fails to challenge successor appointment

An appeal court has said Lower Saxony’s former data protection head lacks standing in her challenge to the appointment of her successor.

18 September 2023

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