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Imprint: What shall I know about?

What is an imprint? An imprint contains a summonable address of the owner of a website on the internet, so that legal claims against him or her can be enforced in court. The obligation to provide a so-called “provider identification” (imprint obligation) already existed before the GDPR and results from Section 5 of the German…
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19. September 2022 0

Data Protection Online and Offline : all you should know

The General Data Protection Regulation allows any subject to request information on what data is stored or processed about them pursuant to Art. 15. If such information is requested, the data controllers must provide the data they have collected in a timely and complete manner, otherwise the requiring subject would be entitled to claim damages.…
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23. August 2022 0

Data Protection Regulation: a new business challenge

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which has been in force since 25 May 2018, has tightened data protection law in the EU and brings new business challenges. As a data protection law firm, we are there for our clients in all matters relating to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and national, European…
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8. April 2022 0

Facebook – Obbligation to use clear names: Tribunal Decision

Facebook defeated in dispute over obligation to use clear names. Long-registered users may continue to use pseudonyms on the platform, the judges at the Federal Supreme Court have ruled. However, the ruling only applies to old cases. Karlsruhe According to a ruling by the Federal Court of Justice (BGH), Facebook must accept that users who…
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27. January 2022 0

Germany: Federal Office of Justice takes action against Telegram

Germany: Federal Office of Justice takes action against Telegram All social network-users shall be able to file for complain in case the recognize content punishable by law. This is stipulated in the NetzDG.  The messenger service Telegram had problems fulfilling these requirements. “What is Telegram actually? Telegram is a free instant messaging service for the…
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5. October 2021 0

Termination of online contracts by electronic means

Termination of online contracts by electronic means: is this legally accepted in Germany?  In its ruling of 29 April 2021, the Regional Court of Hamburg declared a clause providing for electronic communication only to be invalid. According to the case, a  consumer advice centre had criticised the general terms and conditions clause of an online…
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17. September 2021 0