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Live-Webinar: US Privacy Laws for German Businesses on June 30th 2021

How do U.S. privacy laws affect the way you do business? The webinar is aimed at in-house or outside counsel, as well as data protection and compliance officers. In this webinar we will review the latest developments in the US privacy landscape and explain how they pertain to your business. read more

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Jurisdiction clarified: International online travel agencies can be sued in Germany for infringement of competition law

Henning Fangman on a recent ECJ conclusion that hoteliers may in future enforce their legal claims against OTAs in their home country. read more

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Job advertisement: Lawyer (m/f/x) wanted for permanent position in data protection / privacy / commercial law

Leipzig Lawyers with digital DNA are looking for European data protection law specialists read more

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Clubhouse app faces court action in Germany over serious failings under data protection and consumer law

Germany’s largest consumer protection organisation calls on Clubhouse operator Alpha Exploration Co. to cease and desist from illegal business practices and data protection violations read more

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German Data Protection Authorities continue to impose record penalties: notebooksbilliger.de fined 10,4 Mio EUR

German Data Protection Authorities continue to impose record penalties. Peter Hense explains the case of Notebooksbilliger and offers a checklist: What should companies consider when it comes to video surveillance? read more

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The end of dark patterns in “cookie walls”: German court bans deceptive designs

The end of Dark Patterns in Cookie Walls? Peter Hense outlines why German court bans deceptive designs. read more

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Roadmap and milestones of German laws for autonomous vehicles

Spirit Legal partner Peter Hense on German laws for autonomous vehicles. What’s the goal? What will the new act regulate? What's the timetable? read more

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Are Tesla taxis a tragedy? Dutch taxi company demands 1.3 million euros in damages

“We’ve never had as many problems as with Tesla” (Tofik Ohoudi) Faulty vehicles, incorrect odometer readings and poor service: for one of Tesla’s biggest Dutch customers, enough is enough. Bios-Groep, which uses around 70 Tesla cars as taxis at Schiphol Airport, is now demanding compensation for damages. read more

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CCPA / CPRA for US and EU businesses

Deep dive on CCPA's impact on European Businesses: A webinar for German and European businesses. read more

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