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Facebook’s data collection faces antitrust charge in Germany

Facebook is using its position as the dominant social network to illegally track users across the internet and reinforce its might in online advertising, according to the preliminary conclusions of a probe by the German competition authority published Tuesday.

Source: Facebook’s data collection faces antitrust charge in Germany – POLITICO

Germany’s GDPR implementation law, it’s just the beginning

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).

Source: Germany’s GDPR implementation law, it’s just the beginning

New Case Law on Restrictions for Employee Monitoring in the Workplace in Germany

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.

Source: New Case Law on Restrictions for Employee Monitoring in the Workplace in Germany | HL Chronicle of Data Protection

Big brother in Berlin: Face recognition technology gets tested

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.

Source: Big brother in Berlin: Face recognition technology gets tested | Germany | DW | 31.07.2017

Germany Publishes English Version of its National GDPR Implementation Act 

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).

Source: Germany Publishes English Version of its National GDPR Implementation Act | HL Chronicle of Data Protection

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.

Source: Hunton Privacy Team Publishes Several Chapters in International Comparative Legal Guide to Data Protection

German court rules bosses can’t use keyboard-tracking software to spy on workers

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.

Source: German court rules bosses can’t use keyboard-tracking software to spy on workers – The Local

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