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German GDPR Fine Proceedings Conclude Favourably for Defending Company

Germany’s first GDPR fine offers lesson for companies planning a data breach policy. By Tim Wybitul, Wolf-Tassilo Böhm, and Isabelle Brams In November 2018, Germany’s first fine under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was imposed — and it was much lower than many expected. The favourable outcome of the proceedings for the defending company … Continue Reading

German Second Chamber Comments on the German HR Privacy Bill

On 5 November 2010, the German Second Chamber (Bundesrat) commented on the Government’s draft for the new HR Privacy Bill. The Government introduced the bill in August in order to create specific rules for the collection and processing of HR data before, during and after an employment relationship. The Bill includes prohibits the use of … Continue Reading

Data Protection Authorities Ask for Privacy Laws for Smart Metering

Federal and State Privacy Commissioners in Germany demand that the introduction of smart metering systems shall be accompanied with adequate provisions for the protection of personal data. The introduction of smart metering systems controlling energy consumption is being pursued vigorously both at a European and a German level with the goal to improve energy efficiency. … Continue Reading

German Government Does Not Criticize Safe Harbor

The German Government does not see any need for them to take action with regard to the US-American “Safe Harbor” framework which has become subject to growing criticism. In a response to a query made by the SPD parliamentary group dated 25 October 2010 the Government refers the issue to the European Commission and the … Continue Reading
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