Monthly Archive: October 2015

DPAs Call into Question ALL Methods of Data Transfer to United States

By Dr. Thomas Jansen and Dr. Jan Geert Meents Yesterday, October 26, 2015, the German Federal Data Protection Officer and the Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) of the German Federal States (together “Datenschutzkonferenz” – DSK) issued a position paper calling into question all methods of data transfer to the United States. Specifically, the European Court of …

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German DPAs issue a Position Paper on Safe Harbor

By Dr. Jan Geert Meents and Dr. Thomas Jansen Today the German Federal Data Protection Officer and the Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) of the German Federal States (together “Datenschutzkonferenz” – DSK) issued a joint statement on the Safe Harbor decision: According to the Safe Harbor decision of 6 October 2015, a data transfer based on …

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New German Data Retention Law: Retention Obligations for Providers of Publicly Available Telecommunications and Internet Access Services

By Dr. Jan Geert Meents, Dr. Thomas Jansen and Dr. Reka Hatala Today the German Bundestag passed a highly disputed law on the retention of personal data. 404 out of 559 MEPs voted for the bill pursuant to which German providers of publicly available telecommunication and internet access services must store call detail records (CDR) …

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BREAKING NEWS: Data Protection Authority Calls to Stop Data Transfers Based on EU Model Clauses

By Dr. Thomas Jansen and Dr. Reka Hatala   Today the Independent Centre for Privacy Protection of the Federal State Schleswig-Holstein (“ULD”), one of the seventeen data protection authorities in Germany, published its position paper on the Safe Harbor decision of the ECJ. While most of the authorities have been cautious in connection with the …

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