Region: Germany

Schrems attacks Apple tracker

Noyb has filed two complaints to European data protection authorities against Apple over its tracking technology.

17 November 2020

Multimillion-euro German fine slashed

A German court has heavily reduced a multimillion-euro fine issued last year against telecommunications company 1&1, in a decision that may dent German regulators’ confidence in their fine calculations.

12 November 2020

German regulator slams data retention plans following ECJ ruling

Shortly after a landmark ruling in Europe’s highest court, the German federal data protection regulator has called for EU policymakers to permanently ditch blanket data retention.

13 October 2020

German companies uncertain if Office 365 use is lawful

Following a probe by German data regulators, companies in the country face uncertainty about whether they can continue to lawfully use the ubiquitous Microsoft Office 365 software.

08 October 2020

Office 365 data protection under attack again

German data protection officials have followed in the footsteps of EU and Dutch regulators by raising concerns about data protection issues with Microsoft’s Office 365 software.

05 October 2020

H&M hit with second-largest GDPR fine to date

Hamburg’s data protection authority has slapped clothes retailer H&M with a €35 million fine over its workplace surveillance practices, despite praising the company’s “unprecedented acknowledgment of corporate responsibility”.

01 October 2020

Hamburg fights narrow processing judgment

Hamburg’s data watchdog is fighting a court ruling that stopped it from enforcing against the owner of an insolvent hospital’s premises that contained unsecured patient data.

27 August 2020

German cookie crackdown begins

German regulators have launched a large-scale investigation into cookie consent practices, starting with the country’s media organisations.

24 August 2020

Hamburg threatens Clearview with fine over “evasive” responses

Hamburg’s data protection authority will fine embattled facial recognition provider Clearview AI unless it answers the regulator’s questions.

20 August 2020

Germany refers right to be forgotten case to ECJ

Germany’s Federal Court of Justice has ruled on two right to be forgotten cases – referring one to the European Court of Justice and siding with Google on another.

28 July 2020

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