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Die Wunschzettel am Weihnachtsbaum der Stadt Roth

Der Wahnsinn hat Methode. Nach #Klingelschildgate (“Dingdong, Datenschutz”) nun #Wunschzettelgate. Auch der Weihnachtsmann muss sich jetzt dem allumfassenden Geltungsanspruch des Datenschutzrechts beugen.   I. Sachverhalt An den Weihnachtsbaum auf dem Weihnachtsmarkt der Stadt Roth konnten Kinder traditionell Wunschzettel hängen. Wenn sie dort ihren Namen und ihre Adresse hinterließen, erfüllten entweder die Stadt oder Sponsoren die […]

21 Thesen zum Irrweg der DS-GVO

Der Tag ist da. 2.312 Tage nach Vorlage des ersten Entwurfs durch die Europäische Kommission wird die Datenschutz-Grundverordnung (DS-GVO) nun wirksam. Man könnte meinen, damit habe ein Mammutwerk seinen erfolgreichen Abschluss gefunden. Das Gegenteil ist der Fall. Der Widerstand der einfachen Leute Datenverarbeiter wächst. Allerdings lässt nicht nur der Unmut der letzten Wochen (prominent: “Geilere Vorschriften” […]

GDPR: Heaven for Lawyers

At the IBA Annual Employment and Discrimination Law Conference in Montreal, I spoke about the GDPR this morning. Here are excerpts of what I said: We are going to talk about the GDPR this morning. I am the founding partner of a German IP and IT boutique. For the past two years, we have had […]

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 […]