Region: Germany

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

Hamburg database deletion order overturned

Hamburg’s Administrative Court has overturned an order from the city-state’s data commissioner to delete a police facial recognition database.

29 October 2019

ECJ ruling confirms that cookies need active consent

The European Court of Justice has ruled that the use of tracking cookies requires active consent, affirming recent guidance by top data watchdogs advising against relying on implied consent.

01 October 2019

Berlin data regulator targets subject right violations

Berlin’s data protection authority has fined food delivery company Delivery Hero around €195,000 for violating data subject rights.

19 September 2019

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