In the face – of Facebook

Landmark decision of German Anti-trust Authority In a landmark decision the Bundeskartellamt (German Antitrust Authority) is prohibiting Facebook from combining user data from different sources – of its subsidiaries like Whatsapp and of other third parties.1 The decision of the…

The “one for all lawsuit”

by Dr Katarina Barley – former Federal Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection – Germany A faster, better and cheaper way of enforcing consumer rights Until recently, many consumers who had purchased a manipulated diesel car probably thought: “How is…

Cookies consent

Most websites are asking their users to consent to cookies with the following wording: “By continuing to use our site, you accept our use of cookies.” With GDPR the question arises, whether this kind of consent is still compliant. 1.…