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Piltz Legal primarily provides advice and support, but also litigation if required. We clarify and deal with national and international issues in the areas of data protection and IT law, as well as commercial and business law, both quickly and precisely. The aim is always to achieve sustainable results with solution-oriented pragmatism.

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Board of German data protection authorities (“DSK”) publishes first guidelines on data protection for AI

The DSK guidance document "Artificial intelligence and data protection" (available in German here) primarily addresses controllers using AI, but also indirectly developers, manufacturers and providers of AI solutions. It provides an overview of relevant criteria from the perspective of the authorities but should not be understood as an exhaustive list of requirements. Nevertheless, the document contains references to a large number of different legal requirements.

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

Important current EU digital legislation

Overview of current legislation and legislative procedures at the EU level with data protection relevance

The Piltz Legal Team provides you with information on current legislation at EU level at regular intervals.

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