Region: Germany

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

Apple terms violated GDPR, German court rules

A Berlin court has barred Apple from using certain terms contained in its 2011 privacy policy in the future because they violate the GDPR.

27 February 2019

German enforcer attacks Facebook data collection model

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has banned Facebook from combining user data from different sources – including from services it owns.

07 February 2019

Hogan Lovells promotes seven

Hogan Lovells has promoted seven European and American privacy and data protection lawyers.

07 January 2019

Websites using Facebook Like buttons are joint controllers, says EU Advocate General

An EU Advocate General has said that websites that embed third party plugins are jointly responsible for relevant data processing.

19 December 2018

Gleiss Lutz strengthens data offering

Germany’s Gleiss Lutz has bolstered its data protection and IT capabilities in its latest promotions round.

12 December 2018

German watchdog issues first GDPR fine

Baden-Württemberg’s data protection authority has fined a German social media platform after a hack exposed user email addresses and passwords.

22 November 2018

Consent needed to use Facebook marketing tool, German court says

Bavaria’s highest administrative court has upheld a decision by the state’s privacy watchdog to ban a company from using a Facebook marketing tool.

22 November 2018

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