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New requirements for data protection officers in Germany

Germany - June 8 2011 Many enterprises in Germany, including subsidiaries of international companies, are obligated to formally appoint a data protection officer (Datenschutzbeauftragter, or “DSB”)....

European and German privacy laws and cross-border data transfer for e-discovery in the United Statesare these systems compatible?

European Union, Germany, USA - June 8 2011 European companies involved in litigation in the United States often struggle to balance conflicts between EU and US approaches to data privacy protection....

Dr. Mark C. Hilgard.

New EU standard contractual clauses for commissioned data processing

European Union - September 7 2010 European companies wishing to transfer data outside of the EU have different ways to guarantee a data protection level similar to that of Europe in the third country....

Dr. Andrea Patzak.

Cloud computing may violate German data privacy laws

Germany - July 20 2010 The term "cloud computing" is generally used to describe services through which a company accesses software applications, databases, infrastructure and related services via the Internet or other networks....

Dr. Guido Zeppenfeld, Dr. Andrea Patzak.

Safe harbor: more stringent requirements for the transfer of data to the USA

European Union, Germany - June 15 2010 When German companies transfer personal data to companies outside the EU then they have to fulfill the stringent requirements of the Federal Data Protection Act....

Dr. Andrea Patzak.