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Germany – Your confusing privacy decisions


IT professionals and privacy experts, who are not used to German privacy statements and thoughts will think Germans are crazy: Under recent judicial decisions providers must 1. inform users BEFORE they process data for tracking purposes, no matter if the data is anonymous or pseudonymous (read in PinG the discussion and county court decision written … Continue reading

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ID tracking – the unknown privacy issue


Currently, everyone talks about WhatsApp, which Facebook bought this month. Without being noticed, another thing has happened almost unnoticed in the last months: ID tracking. That functionality negatively affects every user’s privacy, is going to change the world of privacy and will strengthen monopolies like Google, Apple and Microsoft. Do you want to know more? … Continue reading

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California faces EU privacy thinking


Californian Companies (USA) might feel like Europeans very soon, at least regarding privacy requirements. Travis Craptree informs about an amendment of the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CA OPPA). What is – unfortunately – daily business for European data protection professionals seems crazy for US companies: The IP address shall be deemed to be personally … Continue reading

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Aus unklaren Datenschutzgesetzen Profit schlagen


Nun also Abmahnungen… Jetzt hacken sich die Krähen gegenseitig die Augen aus oder wollen einige hier gerichtliche Entscheidungen erzwingen, die die Datenschutzbehörden aktuell vermeiden? Aus meiner persönlichen Sicht ist es egal, was im Detail dahinter steht. Die Ausführungen des geschätzten Kollegen Jens Ferner zu den jüngsten Abmahnungen zeigen: Im Datenschutzrecht ist mehr unklar als insbesondere … Continue reading