Applicability of the General Data Protection Regulation – Scope and Limits of the Household exemption

The General Data Protection Regulation is the central legal standard for the processing of personal data. However, when it comes to its application, one key step is often ignored: Which types of data processing are subject to the General Data Protection Regulation at all?

Corona tests in employment

With the SARS-CoV-2 Occupational Health and Safety Ordinance (Corona-ArbSchV), the legislator has imposed an obligation on employers to offer employees a Corona self- or rapid test at least twice per calendar week (§ 5 para. 1 Corona-ArbSchV). This measure was intended to contain the spread of Corona infection, particularly in the workplace context.

Requirements for the availability of the Data Protection Officer

The Data Protection Officer (DPO) has been appointed, a corresponding forwarding via the e-mail address published in the data privacy statement, which directs the e-mail exclusively to the mailbox of the appointed DPO, has supposedly been set up. The availability of the data privacy officer for data subjects is thus permanently ensured. Really? Unfortunately, no! […]

BayLDA prohibits use of the newsletter tool Mailchimp

The use of the newsletter service Mailchimp, based in the USA, was declared illegal by the BayLDA in the case in question. Read here what impact this has on the use of Mailchimp and other US providers.

Death and data protection – What companies must observe under data protection law when a customer dies

The case of a customer dying does not (hopefully) occur frequently. Most of the time, however, responsible companies are at a loss at first. What do they have to consider in terms of data protection law when they discover that one of their customers has died? In the following, we would like to point out […]

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