Region: Germany

Apple terms violated GDPR, German court rules

A Berlin court has barred Apple from using certain terms contained in its 2011 privacy policy in the future because they violate the GDPR.

27 February 2019

German enforcer attacks Facebook data collection model

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has banned Facebook from combining user data from different sources – including from services it owns.

07 February 2019

Hogan Lovells promotes seven

Hogan Lovells has promoted seven European and American privacy and data protection lawyers.

07 January 2019

Websites using Facebook Like buttons are joint controllers, says EU Advocate General

An EU Advocate General has said that websites that embed third party plugins are jointly responsible for relevant data processing.

19 December 2018

Gleiss Lutz strengthens data offering

Germany’s Gleiss Lutz has bolstered its data protection and IT capabilities in its latest promotions round.

12 December 2018

German watchdog issues first GDPR fine

Baden-Württemberg’s data protection authority has fined a German social media platform after a hack exposed user email addresses and passwords.

22 November 2018

Consent needed to use Facebook marketing tool, German court says

Bavaria’s highest administrative court has upheld a decision by the state’s privacy watchdog to ban a company from using a Facebook marketing tool.

22 November 2018

Berlin watchdog probes fan page administrators

Berlin’s data privacy commissioner is investigating companies and state agencies that use Facebook fan pages, in the wake of the European Court of Justice’s judgment that held the social media network and the operator of a fan page were joint data controllers.

19 November 2018

Consent required for profiling, German regulators say

Guidelines by Germany’s data protection authorities suggest that most forms of online profiling must be based on explicit consent, rather than legitimate interests.

16 November 2018

Latham nabs Hogan Lovells German lawyer

Latham & Watkins has added a leading data protection and litigation lawyer from Hogan Lovells to its Frankfurt office.

16 November 2018

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