Germany's Best Lawyers 2022 - Triple Award for Piltz Legal

We are very pleased to have received three awards in the ranking "Germany's Best Lawyers 2022" by Handelsblatt in cooperation with the US publisher Best Lawyers. Prof. Dr. Burghard Piltz was awarded in the legal field of foreign trade law in the category Germany's Best Lawyers. Dr. Carlo Piltz was recommended in the category Germany's Best Lawyers in both data protection law and IT law. The ranking is based on an extensive peer-to-peer survey in which lawyers provide their recommendations among competitors. We would like to thank all colleagues who recommended us.

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Dr. Carlo Piltz
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Dr. Carlo Piltz

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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.