Contact with authorities is often associated with legal challenges for companies. Either in the case of permits applied for or also when companies are subjected to an official review procedure.

Piltz Legal helps you to protect your interests towards public authorities, in purely administrative proceedings or in court. Our advisory focus here is on data protection and IT security law.

Communicating with authorities or even carrying out application procedures are not necessarily favourite topics for companies. Nevertheless, they are necessary under certain circumstances.

Our focus is primarily on communication with authorities in data protection and IT security law. Piltz Legal supports you in administrative proceedings, communicates with the competent authorities and tries to achieve the best result for you.

  • Advice on applying for permits
  • Negotiations with authorities
  • Examination of notices
  • Support in administrative proceedings and hearings as well as in opposition proceedings
  • Legal proceedings before administrative courts
  • Proceedings for interim legal protection

Your Piltz Legal contacts

Lawyer, Partner
Dr. Carlo Piltz
Lawyer, Partner
Dr. Carlo Piltz
Lawyer, Senior Associate
Johannes Zwerschke, LL.M.
Lawyer, Senior Associate
Johannes Zwerschke, LL.M.


The Legal 500 Germany: Dr. Carlo Piltz as leading name in data protection 2024

Once again Dr. Carlo Piltz is included among the leading names in the field of data protection in the latest edition of the Legal 500 Germany.

ECJ ruling on VIN and general aspects of the term 'personal data'

The consequences of the ECJ's decision in Case C-319/22 (also referred to as the ‘Scania case’) of November 9, 2023 will certainly be discussed in the data protection scene for a long time to come. It is already visible that the judgment creates big waves in the automotive industry and related sectors, but also in the data protection community in general. However, it seems doubtable whether this is justified or whether essentially the same aspects as before the decision must be taken into account when clarifying the question of the existence of personal data. In the exact case dealt with by the ECJ, it will first be decided by the Regional Court of Cologne whether the VIN is indeed personal data for vehicle manufacturers and independent operators. The ECJ ruling itself does not yet provide a direct and unambiguous answer

Advocate General at the CJEU: Concerning the appropriateness of technical and organisational measures and compensation for non-material damages in the event of a hacker attack

Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), Giovanni Pitruzzella, published his opinion in case C-340/21 on 27. April 2023 regarding the conditions for compensation for non-material damages and the burden of proof for the appropriateness of technical organizational measures (TOMs) under Art. 32 GDPR in connection with a hacker attack.