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Podcast: The AI Act – The EU Commission’s plans for regulating artificial intelligence

The EU wants to create one of the world’s first laws for the comprehensive regulation of artificial intelligence. As early as April 2021, the EU Commission had therefore presented the first draft of a regulation. In December 2022, the Council of the EU has now published its position on this draft – with some explosive… Read more »

Podcast: Legal questions concerning Mastodon

After Elon Musk took over Twitter in October 2022, many users cancelled their accounts and migrated to other social networks. For many users, the search for an alternative microblogging service leads directly to the decentralised platform Mastodon. Mastodon is part of a larger network of decentralised networks called Fediverse. In this episode of “Weggeforscht”, research… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

Right to erasure

On 27 October 2022, the ECJ handed down a ruling on the scope of the right to erasure. In this new episode, research assistants Johannes Müller and Klaus Palenberg report on the decision that every controller must pass on this request to all other controllers. This applies not only to those to whom he has… Read more »

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 »