Region: Germany

German authorities receive expert opinion on expanding cooperation

An expert opinion will guide German regulators’ approach to strengthening cooperation between the federal and state bodies.

15 June 2022

German court refuses to rule on Kaspersky complaint

Germany’s federal constitutional court has decided not to rule on a complaint lodged by the anti-virus provider, after its request for an injunction against a government agency warning about its software was denied.

13 June 2022

EDPB fining guidelines may face similar struggles to German scheme

The European Data Protection Board announced their new GDPR fining guidelines last week, in a bid to harmonise regulators' different approaches to penalties throughout the EU. But what can Germany’s own controversial calculator tell us about such attempts at broad frameworks?

24 May 2022

German antitrust regulator overstepped by invoking GDPR, Meta tells ECJ

A Meta lawyer has told the European Court of Justice that Germany’s antitrust regulator had no jurisdiction to issue a GDPR-based finding that the company abused its dominant position on the social media market by collecting and processing data without consent.

10 May 2022

ECJ set to clarify antitrust/data interface

The outcome of a European Court of Justice hearing tomorrow could increase tech giants’ exposure to European competition law – and answer questions about large companies’ ability to rely on consent to collect and combine personal data.

09 May 2022

Bird & Bird recognises data lawyers among promotions

Bird & Bird has promoted three data protection lawyers to partner and several more to senior counsel and of counsel.

06 May 2022

ECJ confirms GDPR consumer protection litigation right

The highest EU court has ruled that consumer groups have the right to launch data protection lawsuits, in a move that could bolster GDPR representative actions across the bloc.

28 April 2022

German schools told to stop using Office 365

The data regulator for Baden-Württemberg has instructed schools in the state to offer an alternative to Microsoft 365 by summer 2022, and to stop using the software altogether by the new school year.

27 April 2022

Hamburg puts Google on notice over faulty cookie banners

Hamburg’s data regulator has warned Google that cookie banners on its search engine and YouTube do not comply with data protection law.

08 April 2022

ECJ could lay out new right to be forgotten procedure

A European Court of Justice adviser has suggested a fixed procedure that search engine operators and data subjects should undertake when they deal with allegations that inaccurate data has been listed on search results.

07 April 2022

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