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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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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 »