What do EU cookie laws mean for you?
EU cookie laws and how they affect your business
  • Digital law

Cookies can be helpful business tools, but they often toe the data protection line dangerously. As a result of this tendency towards uncertainty, the EU has introduced a new cookie law to protect its users. This new policy will affect any US company that does online business with EU customers. What do website operators need to pay attention to when it comes to this new cookie law?

EU cookie laws and how they affect your business
General Data Protection Regulation: New rules for businesses
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): summary, innovations and checklist
  • Digital law

Since May 25, 2018, a European law on data protection has been in place. However, despite it being relevant to day-to-day business, many companies and website operators are still unattuned to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). On top of this, high fines are imposed on those violating the regulations. Here we summarize everything worth knowing on the EU GDPR for entrepreneurs and online...

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): summary, innovations and checklist
Deleting a Google result and protecting personal data
Deleting personal data with Google
  • Digital law

The internet never forgets – is it always true? In some cases, search engines are obliged to grant users permission to delete defamatory search results. If Google displays personal data that is outdated or of no interest to the public, users can request the search engine to delete links to that data from the results pages permanently. But what exactly is the ‘Right to be Forgotten’ act, and when...

Deleting personal data with Google
Digital legacy
Digital legacy
  • Digital law

Digital legacy is the term used to describe the majority of electronic information left behind by a person in the event of their death. Online profiles in social networks must be deleted or converted into memorial pages, current contracts need to be canceled, digital possessions need to be transferred, and much more. Those who carefully manage their digital estates throughout their lives are doing...

Digital legacy
ePrivacy Regulation: About the EU’s privacy policy
ePrivacy Regulation and its shadow! What to expect
  • Digital law

The EU plans to significantly tighten data security online: With the ePrivacy Regulation, the collection of personal data will only be allowed following explicit allowance. At this point, it’s not certain what exactly will be included in the ePrivacy Regulation: Here, we’ve consolidated what we already know. In this way, you can develop strategies now for complying with the regulation’s...

ePrivacy Regulation and its shadow! What to expect
Gain users’ confidence with a privacy policy
Getting a privacy policy for your website
  • Digital law

An important part of a website that many operators underestimate is the privacy policy. This notifies site visitors of the information they are disclosing about themselves and what their data will be used for. But what kind of information should this declaration contain, what has changed since the EU General Data Protection Regulation law, and how does this affect companies in the US?

Getting a privacy policy for your website
Data protection in e-commerce
Data protection in e-commerce
  • Digital law

Data protection and security in the area of e-commerce can be particularly tricky. Users are constantly leaving behind traces online - regardless of whether they are making online orders or simply surfing the web. Consumer data can be of great interest to businesses. It gives them the opportunity to advertise and make offers to potential customers. But which data are you actually allowed to...

Data protection in e-commerce
A case for thinking global: Germany’s Impressum laws.
Impressum law: What you need to know about special website credits
  • Digital law

Before a website goes live, website operators should have a legal notice in place, also called an “Impressum”. Most internet pages also require a provider identification. Depending on the industry and the contents of the website, special information must be provided. Otherwise, warnings and fines may be issued.

Impressum law: What you need to know about special website credits
Image copyright online
The most important facts on image copyright online
  • Digital law

Just because a photograph or artwork is available to view on the internet, doesn’t mean that you can use it for your own purposes. The creator’s consent and payment for royalties are often required. The rules don’t solely apply to sharing images that don’t belong to you; even if you use your own, you have to stick to certain guidelines.

The most important facts on image copyright online
What is the EU-US Privacy-Shield?
Privacy Shield – controversial data transfer agreement between the EU and the US
  • Digital law

For some years, the Privacy Shield has regulated the transfer of personal data from the EU to the US. But in July 2020, the Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) invalidated the Privacy Shield. For many companies, the end of the privacy agreement came as a complete surprise. What were the contents of the EU-US Privacy Shield, what made it fail, and what do SMEs have to take into account...

Privacy Shield – controversial data transfer agreement between the EU and the US