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Privacy Ticker January 2023

The January issue of our Privacy Ticker deals with changes in Legislation, the current case law, regulatory investigations and enforcement actions and opinions.

Topics in this issue are:

Changes in Legislation

  • German Parliament Passes Wistleblower Protection Act
  • Criticism of German Annual Tax Act: Tax ID to be Linked to Account Data

Case Law

  • ECJ: Data Controllers Must Name Specific Recipients of Data
  • Hamm Higher Regional Court: Unclear Consent to E-Mail Advertising is Invalid
  • Munich Higher Regional Court: Credit Reference Agencies are Allowed to Store Insolvency Data for a Longer Time
  • Munich I Regional Court: Cookie-Banner on focus.de Unlawful
  • Celle Higher Regional Court: The Right to Information Under the GDPR May Also be Used for Other Than Data Protection Purposes
  • Hamm Regional Labour Court: No Protection Against Dismissal for Voluntarily Appointed Data Protection Officers

Regulatory Investigations and Enforcement Actions

  • EUR 390 Million Fine Against Meta Over Facebook and Instagram
  • French Data Protection Authority Imposes EUR 60 Million Fine Against Microsoft
  • EUR 8 Million Fine Against Apple for App Store Advertising
  • EUR 5 Million Fine Against TikTok Because of Cookie Banner

Opinions

  • Searches Due to Google Fonts Warnings

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Dr Andreas Lober

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Susanne Klein

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Lennart Kriebel

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Fabian Eckstein

Rechtsanwalt, LL.M. (Melit.)

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Jason Komninos

Rechtsanwalt, LL.M., Licensed Specialist for Information Technology Law

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Mathias Zimmer-Goertz

Rechtsanwalt

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Christian Frederik Döpke

Rechtsanwalt, LL.M., LL.M.

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Dr Birgit Münchbach

Rechtsanwältin, Licensed Specialist for International Commercial Law, Commercial and Corporate Law and Information Technology Law

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Katharina Mayerbacher

Rechtsanwältin, Licensed Specialist for Information Technology Law, external data protection officer (certified by TÜV Rheinland)

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