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German Implementation Act for PSD2 Directive in Force – Continental Drift on the Banking Market?

(German version available on CR-Online Blog) The German Implementation Act for the PSD2 – the Second Payment Services Directive – already went into force on July 21, 2017, i.e. prior to the implementation dead-line on January 2018 (see German reporter BGBl. I No. 48 – 21 July 2017, pp. 2446). This implementation affects the Civil […]

E -Privacy Regulation: Nine flaws that should be corrected

The draft E-Privacy Regulation (EPR) that the European Commission published in January contains a number of flaws that will, hopefully, be addressed and corrected. Nine flaws can be clearly identified, chances are that there are futher flaws that need to be pinpointed and discussed. Art. 5 – Protection against communication instead of protection of communication […]

Regulating the digital economy in Europe: Why the industry needs to be more outspoken.

At dmexco in Cologne today, I took part in a policy panel on “Big Data Advertising – EU in a clash between regulations and innovations”. Here are my thoughts on what the digital industry should bear in mind when discussing regulation in Europe: 1. Rethink “yes but” Strategy. The digital industry needs to be more […]

Car Sharing: Privacy Issues under current European law and under the GDPR

(Speech, ITechLaw World Technology Conference, Miami, May 19th, 2016) The rise of car sharing services Car sharing is becoming more and more popular since big auto maufacturers like BMW and Mercedes have entered the market offering brandnew cars and the opportunity to locate and book the cars via user-friendly smartphone apps. Car sharing services rely […]