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Federal Court of Justice on the Scope of the Right to Access Pursuant to Article 15(1) GDPR

Background In its ruling of June 15, 2021 (Case No. VI ZR 576/19), the German Federal Court of Justice (BGH) for the first time took a comprehensive position on the scope of the right to access pursuant to Article 15(1) GDPR. Article 15 GDPR standardizes the right of access of a data subject vis-à-vis a controller. Pursuant to Article 15(1) GDPR, a data subject may ask the controller to provide information on whether he/she is processing personal data relating to him/her and, if so, to provide access to such data and further information...

Cross-State Review of Websites and Use of Cookies by German Supervisory Authorities

In the summer/autumn of 2020, the supervisory authorities of several German states examined the websites of various media companies, particularly with a view to the use of cookies and the tracking of users for advertising purposes. According to the press releases published by the supervisory authorities involved (see the press release from the State Commissioner for Data Protection of NRW), the supervisory authorities came to the conclusion that the integrated tracking methods and the cookies used often did not meet legal requirements...

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Heuking advises DATAGROUP on acquisition of Hövermann IT

A team led by Dr. Rainer Herschlein and Benedikt Raisch legally advised DATAGROUP SE on the acquisition of Hövermann group, thus expanding its service portfolio with high-quality SAP services. Hövermann has been a certified SAP and Microsoft Gold Partner for many years. Founded in 1999, Hövermann group consists of Hövermann IT-Gruppe GmbH, Hövermann ERP Consulting GmbH, and Hövermann Rechenzentrum UG. Hövermann operates its own data center and has proven expertise in SAP Business One, an SAP ERP solution focused on medium-sized businesses. With a staff of some 55 employees, the company supports SME customers from its headquarters in Ibbenbüren...

Heuking strengthens management level of service units and expands legal operation divisions

Juliane Diefenbach joins as Director of Knowledge Management – Rahel Skau promoted to Director of Legal Tech & Digitalization Juliane Diefenbach started as Director of Knowledge Management effective May 1, 2022. She joined the firm from Dentons, where she had built the Knowledge Management division since 2017, and most recently served as Europe Director of Knowledge. Previously, she had worked at Morrison & Foerster in Business Development and at Hogan Lovells in Knowledge Management. After completing her legal training in Berlin and Cape Town, Juliane Diefenbach had initially practiced as a lawyer in IP and media law...

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