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Podcast: Civil servants also have private lives

At the beginning of August, the ECJ had to rule on a Lithuanian law that required public employees to disclose private information. The ruling also has implications in Germany. Therefore, in this episode, research assistants Klaus Palenberg and Owen Mc Grath discuss the extent to which this data was allowed to be published on government… Read more »

Podcast: Stop the finde roulette

The European Data Protection Board (EDSA) has published long-awaited guidelines to help national supervisory authorities impose uniform fines for data protection breaches. The background to these guidelines is the wide scope that the GDPR gives supervisory authorities in imposing fines. This can lead to large differences in the possible level of fines. In this episode… Read more »

Podcast: Can platforms be offenders?

At the beginning of June 2022, the Federal Supreme Court (BGH) decided, contrary to its previous case law, to what extent platforms such as YouTube can be liable for copyright infringements by their users. In the run-up to this decision, the BGH had submitted several questions on platform liability to the Court of Justice of… Read more »

Podcast: DMA and DSA – EU institutions agree on “digital constitution”

After politically contentious negotiations, the EU Parliament and the EU Council of Ministers agreed on final versions of the Digital Markets Act (DMA) and the Digital Services Act (DSA) in March and April 2022. The DMA is intended to regulate large online platforms and open them up to competition. The DSA serves, among other things,… Read more »

J!Cast: ECJ on the legal standing of consumer associations under the GDPR

” width=”220″ height=”55″ />    In this new episode of the ITM Podcast, the two research assistants Owen Mc Grath and Klaus Palenberg discuss the ECJ ruling on the standing of consumer associations to sue for data protection infringements. The ECJ has ruled that even after the introduction of the GDPR, consumer associations can rely… Read more »

The EncroChat-Hack: Is hacked evidence usable in a criminal case?

In the new episode of the ITM Podcast, research assistants Justin Rennert and Owen Mc Grath discuss the hack of cell phones from the provider EncroChat. Because of its offer of anonymous and encrypted use, EncroChat’s cell phones and chat programs were particularly popular in the criminal milieu across Europe. French investigative authorities had already… Read more »

J!Cast: Is the right of access under the GDPR unlimited?

In this new episode of the ITM Podcast, research assistants Owen Mc Grath and Nicolas John talk about the right of access for data subjects as set out in Article 15 of the GDPR and the possibility for data controllers to restrict or refuse access. With the help of the central data subject right of… Read more »