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

Judgment in the “Fashion ID” case (C-40/17): operators of websites and apps are jointly liable with Facebook for the fulfilment of all obligations incumbent on data controllers according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). read more

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Is the doll “My Friend Cayla” an illegal eavesdropping device?

The toy “My Friend Cayla” uses Bluetooth to connect to a dedicated smartphone or tablet app, via which it is also connected to the Internet. Something you won’t realise at first is that the doll can listen in on conversations and transmit them over a wireless connection. read more

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