The Sixth Civil Chamber of the German Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof – BGH) has ruled that automated “no-reply” confirmation emails which include advertising and which have not been agreed to by the consumer breach consumers’ privacy rights. In making this ruling, the BGH overturned the appeal judgment and restored the first instance decision. The plaintiff had received several automated email confirmations, against his express wishes which contained advertising messages.

Press release (in German)