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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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Tesla to be fined millions: Violation of recycling requirements under German Batteries Act

The German Federal Environment Agency (UBA) intends to fine Tesla in Germany millions of euros. The reason for this is Tesla’s apparent failure to comply with the applicable regulations on taking back and recycling batteries. read more

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They might be seen as green, but Teslas are like elephants – they never forget

Summary of expert opinion on data processing and data protection in Tesla vehicles of 19 October 2020 read more

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Ruling of the regional court Frankfurt: Sea rescuer obtains a cease and desist order against former Deputy Prime Minister of Italy, Matteo Salvini

Ruling of the regional court Frankfurt: Sea rescuer obtains a cease and desist order against former Deputy Prime Minister of Italy, Matteo Salvini. read more

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CJEU: Website operators are "jointly responsible" for embedding social media or 3rd party code

ECJ gives short shrift to Facebook “Like” button: Operators of websites and apps are “jointly responsible” with Facebook read more

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Palo Alto, we have a problem: German court says Tesla’s “Autopilot” is false advertising

Tesla banned from using the term “Autopilot” for its driver-assistance system (Model 3) – because the name is misleading read more

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