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Germany adopts a draft telecom data retention law that includes a localization requirement
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • Germany
  • June 4 2015

On May 28, 2015, the German government adopted a draft law that would require telecommunications and Internet service providers to retain Internet


kein netz ist keine ausrede“ ist als werbeaussage eines telekommunikations- unternehmens nicht irreführend
  • Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft
  • Germany
  • October 23 2015

Der Verbraucher weiß, dass es (derzeit) eine 100ige Netzabdeckung nicht gibt. Dahingehenden Werbeaussagen wird er vor diesem Hintergrund nicht


Neuer anlauf zur vorratsdatenspeicherung
  • Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft
  • Germany
  • October 23 2015

Der Bundestag hat ein neues Gesetz zur Wiedereinführung der Vorratsdatenspei- cherung beschlossen, das TK-Anbieter u.a. Verpflichtet, IP-Adressen und


Minister of Justice presents guidelines on introduction of data retention
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, Germany
  • May 4 2015

The Federal Minister of Justice, Heiko Maas, last week presented Guidelines for the introduction of a storage requirement and maximum retention


DIHT criticizes government draft on the introduction of data retention
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Germany
  • August 17 2015

In a recent statement, the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag - DIHT) expressed doubts over the


Higher Administrative Court: advertising calls under the pretext of a satisfaction survey are illegal
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Germany
  • September 14 2015

The Higher Administrative Court of Berlin-Brandenburg has ruled that surveys of subscriber satisfaction by telephone may not be used for obtaining


Bundestag adopts draft law on IT security
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Germany
  • July 27 2015

The Bundestag, the German Federal Parliament, has recently adopted controversial draft law on IT security. The draft aims to improve IT security in


German Court declares Google Mail as Telecommuncation Service
  • Eversheds
  • Germany
  • December 22 2015

The administrative court of Cologne (21 K 45015) ruled on 11 Nov 2015 that the e-mail service "Gmail", run by Google, has to be classified as a


New challenges for over-the-top players in Germany
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • Germany
  • November 24 2015

Over-the-top (OTT) players that offer communication services may be facing new legal challenges in Germany. On 11 November 2015, Cologne's


“Berlin Group” Adopts Working Paper on Location Tracking Technology
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Germany
  • February 1 2016

At its 58th meeting, the "Berlin Group", an International Working Group on Data Protection in Telecommunications founded in 1983 and chaired by the