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Press review: Online advertising causes the world's biggest data breach - Spirit Legal joins Johnny Ryan (ICCL) in lawsuit

ICCL's lawsuit takes aim at Google, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, Verizon, AT&T and the entire online advertising/tracking industry by challenging industry rules. Johnny Ryan (Irish Council for Civil Liberties) and Spirit Legal are going to court to stop it. read more

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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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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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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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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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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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"Hi Alexa, can I trust you?"

From Alexa and Google Assistant to Cortana, Siri and Bixby: Viewed with scepticism by technology experts since their market launch in 2015, now academics, the media, regulatory authorities and courts are also turning their attention to the security and data protection issues surrounding intelligent virtual assistants. read more

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