The EU data protection reform package consisting of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (in German: Datenschutz-Grundverordnung, DS-GVO) and the Police Directive (EU) 2016/680 (in German: Datenschutzrichtlinie für Polizei und Strafjustiz) will be implemented in Germany essentially by the Data Protection Adaptation and Implementation Act (in German: Datenschutz-Anpassungs- und Umsetzungsgesetz EU, DSAnpUG-EU).
Publishers have failed again in their attempts to have ad blocking ruled illegal.
According to the German Federal Labor Court, Germany’s highest court for employment disputes, German employers are not allowed to monitor employees in the workplace without a concrete suspicion of a criminal violation or, in some cases, a serious breach of duty. This means that employer monitoring of an employee’s computer usage without a concrete suspicion, including the use of keylogging software that records all keyboard entries made at a desktop computer does not comply with German data privacy laws. Courts may exclude evidence obtained under violation of German data privacy laws from their proceedings.
From August, a train station in Berlin will be the testing ground for surveillance cameras with biometric face recognition capability. Here is an overview of the most important information and a look at the controversy.
The German Ministry of Interior affairs has published an English translation of the new Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz – BDSG). On 27 April 2017 the German Parliament passed the BDSG in order to make use of the opening clause provided for in the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Hunton Privacy Team Publishes Several Chapters in International Comparative Legal Guide to Data Protection
Recently, the fourth edition of the book, The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Data Protection 2017, was published by the Global Legal Group. Hunton & Williams’ Global Privacy and Cybersecurity lawyers prepared several chapters in the guide, including the opening chapter on “All Change for Data Protection: The European Data Protection Regulation,” co-authored by London partner Bridget Treacy and associate Anita Bapat.
Are bosses going too far when they use spy software to track employees’ every keystroke? Apparently yes, according to a ruling by Germany’s highest labour court on Thursday.
On 5 July 2017, almost a year before the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be applied, the new German Federal Data Protection Act (‘Bundesdatenschutzgesetz’) passed the final stage of the legislative process, the so-called German Data Protection Amendment Act. It has been countersigned by the German Federal President and published in the Federal Law Gazette.
A German law requiring internet service providers to store data on internet and telephone usage for up to 10 weeks is not compatible with EU law, a German court has ruled.
A law due to come into force in days in Germany on storing internet usage data breaks EU regulations, a court rules.