March 25, 2019

March 25, 2019

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Weekly Data Privacy Alert- 10 August 2015 - News from Germany, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom

This week’s alert covers news from Germany, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.

Entrepreneur Must Remove Surveillance Camera Capturing Neighboring House

The District Court of Detmold has recently ruled that an entrepreneur must remove surveillance cameras which capture a neighboring house. As a result of the camera’s presence, the claimant had been experiencing anxiety and insomnia. The Court reasoned that the personal rights of the claimant outweighed the defendant’s interests in securing the property. 

Hong Kong

  • Hong Kong’s Privacy Commissioner Updates Guidelines in Relation to the Collection and Use of Biometric Data

UK

  • Data Protection Exemptions for Crime and Taxation
  • Consumer Fairness to be Considered in the Financial Conduct Authority’s Review of Big Data’s Role in Insurance
  • Google Granted Permission to Appeal in Vidal-Hall
  • High Court Rule That a 35 Year Period is a Lawful Amount of Time to Retain Child Protection Records

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Mark Gleeson, Data Protection, Privacy, attorney, Squire Patton Boggs law firm
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Mark is a partner in London specialising in data protection, privacy and freedom of information.

Mark has considerable experience of advising leading private and public sector organisations, both nationally and internationally, on information law. He advises on both a compliance and strategic basis. 

He has advised on and managed a large number of multi-jurisdictional data projects. 

He has particular expertise in advising on the exploitation and monetisation of information including the use of data including behavioural and location information....

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Annette Demmel, Information Technology Attorney, Squire Patton Boggs Law Firm
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Dr. Annette Demmel is a partner in our Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice Group in Berlin. For 20 years, Annette has advised national and international businesses in privacy law, technology law, telecommunications law, intellectual property law, media law and competition law.

In particular, she leads the implementation of privacy compliance programs and centralized software systems, and provides advice on policy and regulatory issues arising in the electronic communications and internet sectors. Annette also advises clients on legal issues relating to profiling and online marketing business models.

She often acts as an external data protection officer. She also represents our clients in both in court and out-of-court disputes, often in matters involving cross-country issues.

  • Advising a multinational company on the outsourcing of the group IT services; negotiations with local Works Councils regarding privacy and co-determination rights with regard to cloud services and centrally managed solutions.
  • Project management for a multinational company on the implementation of privacy compliance solutions involving newly acquired companies in 20+ countries.
  • Advising a major international advertising holding on business models based on profiling and behavioral targeting.
  • Implementing cloud-based HR solutions in various international groups in more than 40 countries; leading negotiations with local data protection authorities and Works Councils.
  • Providing ongoing monitoring and analysis for a global communications provider, covering a broad range of telecommunications regulatory and competition law issues, including BNetzA market reviews and implementation of SMP obligations, abuse of dominance proceedings, spectrum policy, net neutrality and e-privacy.
  • Advising a US-based marketing company with one of the world’s largest databases for consumer marketing on data protection and serving as an external data protection officer for their German enterprise.
  • Advising an international electronics group on legal aspects of data security and data breaches.
  • Moderating roundtable discussions for the social media strategy and implementation in one of the world's best-known companies.
  • Structuring innovative e-business and entertainment platforms, and advising on internet-related data protection issues.
  • Defending an architect's copyright on a striking, contemporary building in Germany.
  • Representing a former state-owned company in several judicial IT legal matters.
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