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Hamburg's DPA fines Google for Street View

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22/04/2013 by:

The German city state of Hamburg has today issued a fine of 145,000 euros on Google for its data collection during Street View operations. The DPA says that the company collected personal data during 2008-2010 through unencrypted Wifi connections....

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Cloud threatened: German DPAs stop granting permission for data transfers to non-EU countries

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08/08/2013 by:

In a dramatic move to highlight the excessive surveillance by foreign intelligence services, Germany’s Data Protection Authorities have declared that until their Federal Government provides a plausible explanation on how to limit this access, new...

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UN to consider Internet privacy resolution

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15/11/2013 by:

Germany and Brazil have called on the United Nations to adopt a resolution about online privacy, reports the Associated Press.  According to Associated Press, the draft resolution states that countries must protect the right to privacy as guarante...

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Germany appoints a new Federal DP Commissioner

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19/12/2013 by:

Andrea Vosshoff is the new Federal Data Protection Commissioner after being elected a few minutes ago by the Bundestag with a majority of 403 votes. She is a CDU (Christian Democratic Union) politician, who sat in the Bundestag, the lower house of...

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German consumer organisations to be empowered to sue businesses for data protection law breaches

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17/02/2014 by:

A draft Bill, scheduled for April, will allow consumer organisations to take businesses to court for non-compliance with Germany’s Data Protection Act, Justice Minister, Heiko Maas, announced on 11 February. Consumer rights organizations in German...

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German DPAs publish guidelines for mobile apps

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23/06/2014 by:

The German Data Protection Authorities have published guidance for mobile apps due to app developers’ and application providers’ perceived lack of privacy knowledge, as demonstrated by their product and services. The guidelines comment on the lega...

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Germany approves Bill to establish collective action for enforcement of consumer/data protection rights

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09/02/2015 by:

After approval by Germany’s federal cabinet, the legislature will now consider how to make the enforcement of consumer and data protection rights more effective. The draft law would improve the civil enforcement of consumer protection provisions o...

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Germany’s DPA criticises data retention bill

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11/06/2015 by:

Andrea Vosshoff, Germany’s Federal Data Protection Commissioner, says that the government bill, due to be debated in parliament tomorrow, 12 June, is a disproportionate interference in German, but also in European fundamental rights. Vosshoff...

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Germany’s DPAs: Purpose limitation must not be weakened

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28/08/2015 by:

Germany’s Data Protection Commissioners declare that the principle of purpose limitation must not be weakened by the proposed EU Data Protection draft Regulation. The German DPAs issued a press release on 26 August in which they oppose the proposa...

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German consumer law creating new DP rights enters into force today

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24/02/2016 by:

Germany’s “Act to Improve the Civil Enforcement of Consumer Protection Provisions of Data Protection Law”, published on 17 February and entering into force today, 24 February 2016, enables consumer protection associations to file privacy cases in...

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German competition policy agency investigates Facebook for infringement of DP rules

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01/04/2016 by:

The German Bundeskartellamt has initiated proceedings against Facebook on suspicion of the company having abused its dominant market positon by infringing data protection rules. The German competition policy agency is investigating Facebook Inc.,...

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Germany on its way to adopting a GDPR implementation Act

28/04/2017 by:

The German Bundestag yesterday adopted the Bill on the adjustment of the Federal Data Protection Act (DSAnpUG-EU) to implement the provisions of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Now it is up to the Federal Council to approve the law, whi...

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