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The Handelsblatt Research Institute surveyed more than 1250 lawyers from 180 law firms. The selected lawyers were asked to name the most renowned colleagues. After evaluation by the jury, 24 law firms with 30 lawyers prevailed in the area of IT law and 28 law firms with 37 lawyers in the area of data protection law.

Piltz Legal was named "TOP Law Firm 2023" in the field of "Data Protection Law" and Dr. Carlo Piltz was named "TOP Lawyer 2023" as well. We would like to thank you very much for the trust and the great recommendation.


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Lisa Bestla
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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.

Further expansion of competence in the field of IT security law consulting at Piltz Legal

As part of our consulting strategy, we at Piltz Legal are continuously expanding our expertise in the area of IT security law. When advising our clients, it is important for us not only to provide specialist legal know-how, but also to be able to speak the language of IT.