Region: Germany

ECHR backs SIM card data requirement

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled against two German nationals over the need to provide personal data when purchasing prepaid mobile SIM cards.

31 January 2020

Facebook data practices under fire in German appeal court

A German appeal court has deemed a number of Facebook’s data policies illegal, but ruled that its claim that use of its service is “free” is not misleading.

28 January 2020

Cologne court sends passenger data case to ECJ

A German civil rights organisation is taking its challenge to indiscriminate “dragnet” collection of air passenger data to the EU’s top court.

21 January 2020

German court reasoning solidifies Facebook fan pages case law

A German judgment could allow regulators to skirt the one-stop-shop mechanism and clamp down on Facebook’s data practices without having to refer cases to the company’s lead authority in Ireland.

13 December 2019

German telco to appeal multimillion-euro GDPR fine

Telecommunications company 1&1 has vowed to fight a €9.5 million GDPR fine levied against it by Germany’s federal data protection regulator.

10 December 2019

German regulators propose new IT vendor privacy obligations

The coalition of German privacy regulators has called for an update to data protection rules that would give IT producers additional responsibilities under the GDPR.

04 December 2019

Top German court rules on multiple right to be forgotten disputes

Germany’s top constitutional court has issued judgments in two separate right to be forgotten cases – in one case finding in favour of Google and in the other against magazine Der Spiegel.

02 December 2019

German regulators introduce consent for Google Analytics

In a move that observers say could add to Europe-wide confusion around cookies, German federal and state data regulators have said website operators must obtain consent from users to use Google Analytics.

19 November 2019

German regulator threatens fines after GDPR audit finds “significant” shortcomings

An audit by Lower Saxony’s data protection authority has revealed that a majority of companies still have work to do to comply with the GDPR, with nearly one in five displaying significant shortcomings.

06 November 2019

Berlin targets privacy by design for first multi-million euro fine

Berlin’s data protection authority has fined German realtor Deutsche Wohnen €14.5 million for infringing GDPR privacy by design and data minimisation rules.

05 November 2019

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