Category Archives: Podcasts

Podcast: Rechtliche Fragen rund um Mastodon

Nachdem Elon Musk Twitter im Oktober 2022 übernommen hatte, kündigten viele Nutzer ihr Konto und wanderten ab zu anderen sozialen Netzwerken. Für viele Nutzer führt die Suche nach einem alternativen Microbloggingdienst direkt zu der dezentralen Plattform Mastodon. Mastodon ist Teil eines größeren Verbundes dezentraler Netzwerke, dem sogenannten Fediverse. In dieser Folge von „Weggeforscht“ erläutern die […]

Podcast: What exactly was that about platform liability?

In August 2022, an episode entitled “Can platforms be perpetrators?” dealt with the copyright liability of platforms. In this new episode, research assistants Johanna Voget and Klaus Palenberg delve into the topic and explain the interplay between the case law of the ECJ and BGH on “Störer” and “Täterhaftung” (Breach of Duty of Care) and […]

Podcast: Ist der Widerruf einer E-Mail möglich?

Whether in the private or professional sphere, e-mails determine our everyday lives. However, although billions of e-mails are sent worldwide every day, the case law on this is not yet strongly developed in Germany. This has now changed somewhat with the BGH’s decision on access to e-mails. In this episode, research assistants Johannes Müller and […]

Podcast: Wie weit reicht der datenschutzrechtliche Löschanspruch?

Der EuGH hat am 27. Oktober 2022 ein Urteil zur Reichweite des Anspruch auf Löschen gefällt. In dieser neuen Folge berichten die wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiter Johannes Müller und Klaus Palenberg über die Entscheidung, dass jeder Verantwortliche dieses Begehren an sämtliche andere Verantwortliche weiterzugeben hat. Dies gilt nicht nur für diejenigen, an die er die Daten weitergegeben […]

May examinees be monitored online or must they be monitored online?

In the context of the Corona pandemic, e-exams, which had previously only been widely used abroad, spilled over into Germany. This made it possible for students to take exams from home comfortably and without the risk of infection. However, in order to maintain the equality of opportunity under examination law, which is already constitutional, monitoring […]

Podcast: New chapter in the history of data retention

In mid-September, the ECJ made another decision on data retention. In this new episode of Weggeforscht, research assistants Johanna Voget and Klaus Palenberg report on the ruling, according to which targeted and warrantless retention, as provided for under the current German regulation, is not compatible with European law. They also point out the leeway that […]

Podcast: How open are the government’s data?

Some time ago, the European Union and national legislators recognised the potential of data generated by state institutions. Uncomplicated access to government data is of enormous relevance not only in the entrepreneurial sector, but also in research. The term “open data” is used to describe data that is available to the public. In this episode […]

Podcast: What about the protection of employee data? (Part 2)

There are many other legal disputes and open questions surrounding the topic of employee data protection. In the second part of our double episode on the protection of employee data, research assistants Johanna Voget and Johannes Müller provide an overview of practically relevant topics, such as the claim for damages under the GDPR in the […]

What about the protection of employee data? (Part 1)

Employee data protection makes new headlines almost daily. Be it problems with the recording of working hours, the right to information or simply the requirements for the processing of employee data. Because the range of topics is so extensive, the Legal Research Unit at DFN is presenting a double series on the current status of […]

Anti-SLAPP Directive – The EU against strategic intimidation of journalists

In recent years, working conditions for journalists have deteriorated in many places around the world. There are obvious examples of this: China or Russia, where neutral, state-free reporting is practically impossible and the state systematically persecutes critical journalists. But also in the EU, the work of journalists is exposed to increasing risks. One factor that […]