Försäkringskassan (“Swedish Insurance Agency”) dismissed employee due to actions of employee’s younger brother


The employee who was terminated had previously worked five years at Arbetsförmedlingen (“Swedish Employment Agency”), and was offered employment at Försäkringskassan after interviews, tests and in competition with 200 other applicants. An employment agreement ...

18 August 2020

Schrems II judgment: Privacy Shield invalid, SCCs survive, but... what happens now?


Our team of subject matter experts examine the much anticipated Schrems II judgment delivered on 16th July 2020 by CJEU, centering around the use by organisations of data transfer agreements to transfer personal data to countries outside the EU.

16 July 2020

Facebook’ abuse of dominance over data collection confirmed by the Federal Court of Justice


The Federal Court of Justice (FCJ) has provisionally confirmed the Federal Cartel Office’s (FCO) decision which prohibited Facebook from collecting and processing data of Facebook users generated on other platforms and services like Whatsapp and Instagram ...

13 July 2020

Record breaking GDPR fine imposed in Hungary as a result of a website security vulnerability


Since the GPDR became applicable in 2018, the Hungarian Data Protection Authority (NAIH) has seemed reluctant to impose high administrative fines. Until now the highest fine amount was approx. EUR 87,000. This has become history as recently the NAIH imposed a ...

19 June 2020

Consent in online contexts - the German Federal Court of Justice’s decision on Planet49 and Facebook


Today, the German Federal Court of Justice (“FCJ”) handed down two important cases concerning consent, the use of cookies and the enforcement of claims under the GDPR by third parties.

28 May 2020