Region: Germany

Public bodies must be transparent on AI and algorithms, German watchdogs say

Nine German data protection commissioners have urged public bodies that use AI and algorithms to adopt a “transparency by design” approach in an effort to improve accountability.

19 October 2018

German internet exchange operator questions legality of state surveillance

The German operator of the world’s largest internet exchange has appealed to the country’s constitutional court, seeking clarity over the legality of a surveillance regime it is subject to.

17 October 2018

Google facing class action and possible probes over Google+ vulnerability

Google is facing a California class action and potential investigations by enforcers in the US and Europe after revealing that a bug in its social media platform Google+ compromised data of 500,000 users.

11 October 2018

Watchdogs unlikely to ever overlook GDPR documentation requirements, says lawyer

Data protection regulators will seldom – if ever – overlook data documentation requirements, regardless of company size, according to Osborne Clarke partner Ulrich Baumgartner.

18 September 2018

ICANN receives third court rejection for data collection requests

A German court has rejected yet another request by the US Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers to reconsider previous decisions refusing to force one of its registrars to continue collecting data.

18 September 2018

Land of little kings

What can the EU learn from Germany’s model of data protection enforcement?

01 September 2018

German data commissioner slams police surveillance bill

14 August 2018

ICANN loses second bid to force data collection

09 August 2018

EDPB confirms ICANN can share personal data

17 July 2018

Privacy activists demand EU action on bulk data retention

02 July 2018

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