For operators of critical infrastructures, such as energy suppliers, but also cloud providers, it is imminently clear that IT security also has a legal component. But also for other providers, such as SaaS (Software as a Service), online shops and web portals, it is important that the focus is not only on the technical aspects of IT security and the threat of cybercrime, but also on possible legal consequences and the corresponding risk minimisation.

As a law firm specialising in data protection, IT law and IT security law, Piltz Legal advises and accompanies you both in the analysis, drafting of appropriate security measures and contractual texts and in legal disputes. Moreover, with the corresponding technical and content-related understanding.

Our view is directed in three directions.

Firstly, the regulations vis-à-vis your customers, from the offer to the contracts, data protection declarations to service level agreements and software contracts.

On the other hand, your internal regulations, for example corresponding company guidelines, confidentiality agreements and contracts with subcontractors and IT partners.

And last but not least, legal risk minimisation against attacks by unauthorised third parties and precautions in the event of possible damage.

Our goal: to identify risk factors from a legal perspective and with an understanding of technology and to contribute in the best possible way to safeguarding your business.

  • Review of existing contracts, legal texts and regulations
  • Advice and support for projects
  • Contract offers and customer contracts
  • Support in the creation of IT security guidelines
  • Legal assessment of the legal security requirements applicable to you
  • Internal processing of security breaches
  • Examination of possible reporting obligations to authorities

Your Piltz Legal contacts

Business Lawyer, Counsel
Philipp Quiel, LL.M.
Business Lawyer, Counsel
Philipp Quiel, LL.M.
Lawyer, Senior Associate
Johannes Zwerschke, LL.M.
Lawyer, Senior Associate
Johannes Zwerschke, LL.M.


New awards for our partners

We are very pleased that Prof. Dr. Burghard Piltz and Dr. Carlo Piltz have received further awards from the Handelsblatt and have been included in the 16th edition of The Best Lawyers in Germany™.

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.