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  1. Legal news
    11 February 2019
    Facebook - at the cross-roads of data protection and competition law
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/facebook-at-the-cross-roads-of-data-protection-and-competition-law

    On Thursday, 7 February 2019, Germany’s competition watchdog Bundeskartellamt (German Federal Cartel Office, FCO) handed down its long-awaited decision on Facebook. It took the FCO nearly three years to conclude the ...

  2. Legal news
    13 December 2019
    GDPR fine against a telecommunications provider in Germany - here are the key facts
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/dsgvo-bussgeld-gegen-einen-telekommunikationsanbieter

    On Tuesday, 9 December 2019, the German Federal Data Protection Commissioner announced in a press release that he had imposed a fine of EUR 9.55 million on the telecommunications service provider 1&1 Telecom GmbH.

  3. Legal news
    12 September 2018
    Belgium implements the GDPR: new Privacy Act published and in force
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/belgium/belgium-implements-gdpr-new-privacy-act-published

    On September 5, 2018, the much-anticipated Belgian Privacy Act ("BPA" or the "Act") implementing the GDPR and repealing the Privacy Act of 1992 was published in the Belgian Official Gazette.

  4. Legal news
    30 July 2019
    CJEU Fashion ID Case: Thumbs down to Facebook's "Like" feature
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/cjeu-fashion-id-case-thumbs-down-to-facebook's-like-feature

    The decision (case C-210/16) deals mainly with the issue of “joint controllership” between Facebook and website operators using Facebook's 'Like' button on their website. The highest EU court decided that the operator ...

  5. Legal news
    03 October 2019
    Planet49: CJEU Rules on Cookie Consent
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/planet49-cjeu-rules-on-cookie-consent

    On 1 October 2019 the Court of Justice of the European Union (the 'CJEU') delivered its judgment in Planet49, a case analysing the standard of transparency and consent for the use of cookies and similar technologies.