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German court asks European Court of Justice if IP addresses are personal data
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • November 6 2014

On October 28, 2014, the German Federal Court of Justice referred the question of whether an IP address constitutes personal data under the EU Data


Amazon to open German data centre to address concerns about data transfers to the US
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, Germany
  • October 31 2014

Amazon has announced that it is opening a new data centre in Frankfurt. The move comes in the wake of the recent Snowden allegations about US


Germany to strengthen data retention laws
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, Germany
  • June 1 2015

Germany is one of the first EU countries to draft a new law on data retention following the European Court of Justice's decision that the EU's Data


Professional secrecy duties of financial supervisory authorities take precedence over rights of access to documents
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • February 20 2015

Case C-14013, Annett Altmann and Others v Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht: Professional Secrecy Obligations of National Financial Supervisory Authorities


Association warns against decline of IT Security through TTIP
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Germany, European Union
  • March 23 2015

In a recent press release, the German Federal Association for IT Security "TeleTrusT" (Bundesverband IT-Sicherheit) has warned that German and


BITKOM welcomes EU strategy for digital single market
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, Germany
  • June 15 2015

The German Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media (BITKOM) has expressed support for the recent EU Commission


International regulatory update - 9 - 13 February 2015
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • Australia, European Union, Germany, South Korea, USA
  • February 17 2015

The EU Council's Permanent Representatives Committee (COREPER) has agreed the EU Council's negotiating stance on the proposed regulation on indices


Facebook keeping it real in Germany
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • March 2 2013

Facebook users in Germany will have to disclose their real names to register for and continue using the social network, after a German court ruled


IP addresses personal data? European court may have to decide
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Germany, European Union
  • September 29 2014

The German Federal Court of Justice has been asked to rule on whether IP addresses (including dynamic IP addresses) are personal data. The issue has


Munich office IPIT & media newsletter - August 2014
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • August 6 2014

Under the auspices of the Bavarian state data protection authority, the so-called Düsseldorfer Kreis (an association of all German data privacy