Region: Germany

Berlin data commissioner takes hardline Schrems position

The shockwave of the Schrems II decision continues as the Berlin data protection authority has suggested that EU companies should move their data from the US to Europe – and that data transfers to the US using standard contractual clauses (SCCs) cannot continue.

20 July 2020

German competition watchdog slams smart TV data collection

Shortly after its triumph over Facebook in a landmark case, Germany’s influential antitrust enforcer has attacked smart TV data collection practices.

03 July 2020

Hefty German fine signals tough data enforcement plans

A fine against a German health insurance company suggests the country’s data regulators have no plans to slow down GDPR enforcement, observers say.

02 July 2020

German antitrust decision threatens Facebook business model

Germany’s highest court has ruled that the country’s competition authority can enforce against Facebook on data grounds – in a decision with broad implications for the company’s business model.

24 June 2020

GDPR roundup: coronavirus concerns continue

Work continued apace across the continent over the past two weeks as data regulators issued fines, warnings and guidance – often focusing on coronavirus-linked data protection concerns.

22 June 2020

GDPR roundup: French yearly report, facial recognition, credit agencies and more

This latest roundup of activity by European data protection watchdogs shows that they remain busy enforcing and advising on a range of issues.

09 June 2020

Deutsche Telekom and SAP coronavirus app wins over German data regulators

The designers of Germany’s contact-tracing app have labelled data protection concerns related to the app as “unfounded”, while the country’s data regulators have told GDR they are happy with the app’s privacy safeguards.

08 June 2020

ECJ to review data protection collective actions

The German Federal Court of Justice has referred questions to Europe’s highest court about how consumer protection organisations can file lawsuits on behalf of data subjects.

29 May 2020

Planet49 cookies saga ends

Germany’s highest court has found against online lottery provider Planet49, in a ruling which implements a landmark European Court of Justice decision on cookie consent.

28 May 2020

German air passenger data decisions en route to ECJ

A German court has referred two passenger data cases to the European Court of Justice to determine whether the PNR Directive and its German implementation comply with European law.

22 May 2020

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