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Alexa Finke, LL.M.

Alexa Finke, LL.M.



  • Compliance
  • Data Protection Law
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Internet Law

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Bar Admissions

Admitted to the Bar since 2018.


Legal Trainee at the Higher Regional Court of Cologne (2015-2017)
Research Assistant at CMS Hasche Sigle (2015-2017)
Examination of equivalence in German law at the Higher Regional Court of Cologne (2014)
LL.M. at University Maastricht, the Netherlands (2012/2013)
LL.B. at University Maastricht, the Netherlands and University Uppsala, Sweden (2008-2012)
Areas of Practice

Compliance | Data Protection Law | Information Technology (IT) | Internet Law | IT-Outsourcing Tech-driven transactions

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • International Bar Association

No Right of Access to Data from Backups?
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, April 2020

The Heidelberg Regional Court rejected an employee’s claim for access to information about the employer’s processing of his personal data insofar as this data is merely located in backup files of his email account. Restoring such data was said to represent disproportionate effort for the controller in this individual case (judgment of February 6, 2020 – 4 O 6/19)...

The Permissibility of GPS Tracking from a Compliance Perspective
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, August 2019

Strict data protection requirements apply to the use of location tracking systems both in the employment context and in cooperation with other companies. In its partial judgement from March 19, 2019, the Lüneburg Administrative Court ruled in compliance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation and the new Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) that unrestricted tracking of employee vehicles is impermissible...

Standardization of the Level of Administrative Fines under the GDPR?
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, April 2019

The administrative fines that have been imposed by the different European supervisory authorities since the GDPR took effect vary enormously. While the highest administrative fines imposed by the German authorities to date have been EUR 20,000 and EUR 80,000 and have therefore remained well below the possible maximum fine of EUR 20 million or 4 % of worldwide annual turnover, other countries’ supervisory authorities have already delivered higher fines...

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