Privacy – GDPR

Since May 25th. 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has becomedirectly applicable law. Large companies, but also private individuals, associations and SME collect and process personal data comprehensively. The strict new regulations must be observed. We’ll help you do that.

Processing of personal data must comply with the complicated regulations of the GDPR and be measured against Article 8 of the Charter of Human Rights – the right of the individual to informational self-determination enshrined therein.

Which data may you collect, process and store? When do you need the consent of the persons concerned? What may you do with the collected data, to whom may you pass the data on? Which data protection guidelines does your company need and what should the records of processing activities look like, how should the privacy policies of your website look like?

These questions arise on a daily basis and violations of data protection regulations can lead to cease and desist letters and enormous fines. We advise you in all questions of data protection law and work with you to develop concepts and solutions for your corporate goals and interests. And we take over the drafting of the contract for you.

We are also available as external data protection officers, and, for companies not residing within the E.U., as E.U. Representatives according to Art. 27 GDPR.

However, German law is considered rather strict as the gathering, processing and final use of data may be in in conflict with the fundamental right to informational self-determination of individuals. Accordingly, privacy laws must be observed; they are often are confusing, systematics are difficult to detect. We help you here.

What data should you collect, process and save? When do you need a consent of the persons concerned? What should you do with the collected data, to whom are you allowed to disclose the information obtained? Those questions have arisen in practice and violations of data protection regulations may lead to unfair competition conflicts and can result in fines of up to 250,000 EUR and even imprisonment. We advise you on all aspects of data protection law and work with you concepts and solutions for your business goals and interests.

We make the contracts for you and serve as external data protection officers.


Competition law

In particular the German Act on Unfair Competition (UWG) regulates the fair co-existence of market participants as they compete for customers and protects against unfair practices by the competition.

IT-Compliance, License audits, Youth Protection, DMCA-Agent

It is becoming increasingly important for both companies and entrepreneurs under liability aspects to ensure proper handling of data, digital documents software and its licenses.