On November 5, 2019, the Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information announced that it imposed a fine of €14.5 million on a major real estate company, which is the highest fine issued in Germany since the EU General Data Protection Regulation became applicable.
Continue Reading UPDATE: Berlin Commissioner Issues Fine to Deutsche Wohnen SE

On October 24, 2017, an opinion issued by the EU’s Advocate General Bot rejected Facebook’s assertion that its EU data processing activities fall solely under the jurisdiction of the Irish Data Protection Commissioner. The opinion relates to the CJEU case C-210/16, under which the German courts sought to clarify whether the DPA in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein could take action against Facebook regarding its use of web tracking technologies on a German education provider’s fan page without first providing notice.
Continue Reading Advocate General Rejects Facebook’s Claim of Sole Irish Jurisdiction in EU

Hunton & Williams’ Global Privacy and Cybersecurity lawyers prepared several chapters in the recently released The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Data Protection 2017, including the opening chapter on “All Change for Data Protection: The European Data Protection Regulation.” This blog entry provides a link to access the relevant chapters.
Continue Reading Hunton Privacy Team Publishes Several Chapters in International Comparative Legal Guide to Data Protection