Region: Germany

Government access to flight passenger data challenged in Germany

A former European Parliament civil liberties committee head has challenged a German law and underlying EU directive that gives government agencies extensive access to flight passenger data.

17 May 2019

Break up data’s market power, German antitrust chief says

The Facebook case brought by Germany’s Federal Cartel Office is a first step to break up market power in the digital economy, the head of the agency has said.

17 May 2019

Clifford Chance promotes in tech group

Clifford Chance’s promotion of 30 lawyers around the world, in its largest partner round since 2008, includes several lawyers with experience of data law.

02 May 2019

German court pauses Facebook lawsuit over standing question

Germany’s highest court has suspended privacy litigation over Facebook’s data collection practices, pending an answer from the European Court of Justice on whether non-profit organisations have standing to sue over data law violations.

23 April 2019

Fieldfisher promotes three privacy partners

Fieldfisher has promoted 14 lawyers to partner, including three working in data protection and privacy.

11 April 2019

DLA Piper promotes in eight countries

DLA Piper has promoted 11 technology lawyers to partner in its latest round of promotions.

03 April 2019

Daimler ordered to hand over employee data

A German court has ordered auto manufacturer Daimler to hand over troves of personal data to a former employee, potentially sparking a wave of copycat lawsuits.

22 March 2019

Cookies need active and separate consent, ECJ told

A European Court of Justice adviser has said pre-filled consent checkboxes cannot be used to obtain consent to data collection through cookies.

21 March 2019

Google opposes Gmail telecoms regulation

Counsel to Google and the European Commission have told the European Court of Justice that Germany’s telecommunications regulator should not be able to subject Gmail to onerous sectoral rules.

13 March 2019

Facebook Germany – is the competition authority overstepping its remit?

Partner Thomas Schürrle and associate Andrea Pomana at Debevoise & Plimpton in Frankfurt discuss whether the German competition authority was right to penalise Facebook’s data practices, and whether the decision will have an impact outside the country

01 March 2019

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