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Did the DMCA hinder researchers in discovering VW’s emissions defeat device?

Did the DMCA hinder researchers in discovering VW’s emissions defeat device?

By now, everyone has probably heard about the Volkswagen “emissions scandal” involving the company’s alleged use of software on its vehicles that evaded testing to pass emission standards. Amidst this, several articles and news organizations have speculated that copyright laws prevented researchers from discovering Volkswagen’s defeat device sooner.   The story ... Read More »

Running sweepstakes on Facebook & Co. in Germany –  risks and side effects

Running sweepstakes on Facebook & Co. in Germany – risks and side effects

When running sweepstakes and other promotion activities on Facebook or Twitter it is essential to be aware of local law pitfalls arising in connection with terms and conditions. Guidelines issued by Facebook & Co. in regard to the realization of promotion activities (e.g. the “Facebook Pages Terms”) do not cover ... Read More »

Processing of Personal Data (Education Sector) Regulations (L.N. 19 of 2015)

Processing of Personal Data (Education Sector) Regulations (L.N. 19 of 2015)

Processing of personal data in relation to students, parents and legal guardians by educational institutions such as licensed schools, is permitted for administration, daily operation and providing necessary educational services under the Education Act. Personal data processing is also permitted for academic progress monitoring and organization of extra-curricular activities as ... Read More »

No co-determination for dummy cameras

No co-determination for dummy cameras

(Higher Labor Court of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, decision dated November 12, 2014 – 3 TaBV 5/14) If an employer plans to monitor the behavior or performance of employees by introducing or using technical systems that are designed or at least suitable for such purposes, the Works Council is entitled to an ... Read More »

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