Region: Germany

ECJ set to consider GDPR immaterial damages

Europe’s highest court will decide whether consumers can claim compensation for GDPR violations that caused no financial harm – potentially leading to a massive increase in companies’ data protection risk exposure.

18 February 2021

Clubhouse data protection practices face scrutiny

Popular audio social media app Clubhouse has said it is changing its data protection policies following an investigation by academics – but it still faces a probe by German data regulators.

15 February 2021

Clearview AI profiles illegal, Hamburg regulator says

Hamburg’s data watchdog has ordered controversial facial recognition company Clearview AI to delete a biometric profile it deemed unlawful.

28 January 2021

German fine calculation set for more scrutiny

The same legal team that secured a 90% reduction of a German multimillion-euro GDPR penalty is representing a retailer in its fight against a new €10.4 million GDPR fine.

08 January 2021

“Law is not maths”: the fight over fine calculation in Germany

GDR explores the German data protection authorities’ controversial fine calculator.

01 December 2020

German cookie consent dispute appealed

A German court has ruled that a legal search company did not properly obtain consent for cookies, but the company has appealed against the judgment.

30 November 2020

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

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