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    Google Analytics only with consent?

    What does data protection say about statistical tools? Are they allowed? And under what conditions? Is it enough to use anonymization options? I recently published this article. Today, the German data protection authorities gave a concerted opinion on this and similar issues. For example, the Berlin Data Protection Supervisor believes that website operators have the […] More

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    Archiving obligation or GDPR regulations?

    GDPR vs. Archiving Obligations In recent weeks, a new discussion has erupted around one of the many legal issues in the GDPR. As if the GDPR had not yet brought enough uncertainty and thus, as it is thought, the fundamentally right idea of improved data protection, because of the frustration of companies, service providers, self-employed, […] More

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    Already created a processing directory?

    Obligation since the GDPR was applied Since last May, many have become aware that a privacy policy is needed on a website, an app and in many other situations. However, no one knows that almost everyone needs a processing directory. But this is exactly the case: all processing operations must be listed in the processing […] More

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    New draft eu ePrivacy Regulation available

    The EU’s ePrivacy Regulation was supposed to be adopted together with the GDPR last year, but endless debates continue to delay this very relevant legislation. The next target period is now 2020. A new version of the European Parliament and the Council on respect for private life and the protection of personal data in electronic […] More

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    Data protection is compliance – catalogue of fines is coming?

    Currently, many, especially startups, when they hear “privacy”, only see the fact “Oh, I still have to surf the generator for privacy declarations”. This topic is an almost negligible problem and certainly yawningly boring in the everyday life of professional privacy lawyers. Much more relevant is the question of how one can or must implement […] More

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    OLG Düsseldorf cancels BKartA decision on Facebook

    On 26 August 2019, the 1st Cartel Senate of the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf, chaired by Prof. Dr. Jürgen Kühnen, ordered the suspensive effect of the Facebook Group’s complaints. These complaints are directed against restrictions imposed by the Federal Cartel Office on Facebook in the processing of user data. See this message and the […] More

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    BayLDA: 100 FAQ on privacy and websites

    The data protectors from Bavaria have published a collection of questions and answers on data protection on websites. Questions are included if and under what conditions you can include Google fonts or whether you can include videos from Google in such a way that they start automatically. The commitment of the Bavarian State Office for […] More

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    Data protection authority may ban operation of Facebook page

    The Federal Administrative Court has ruled that the operator of a company page on Facebook may be obliged to shut down his fan page if the digital infrastructure provided by Facebook is serious under data protection law. defects. The purpose of the review procedure before us was an order from the Schleswig-Holstein Data Protection Authority […] More

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    Make participation in the competition dependent on advertising?

    The Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt am Main recently ruled that in a case where participation in a competition is subject to consent to future e-mail advertising, a GDPR-compliant declaration of consent may be available. Such a declaration of consent would still be sufficiently transparent even if eight co-sponsors were on the sponsors’ list within […] More

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    OLG Köln makes extensive claim for information under GDPR

    In a judgment of 26.07.2019, the OLG Köln interpreted the right to information from the General Data Protection Regulation very broadly. Even if the judgment does not actually concern it law, it is very relevant for data protection law and therefore especially for all IT companies, which often store a lot of user data because […] More

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