Piltz Legal was named one of the TOP Commercial Law Firms 2022 in the field of data protection by FOCUS magazine
For the tenth year in a row, FOCUS presents "Germany's Top Commercial Law Firms".
This year, the business magazine, in cooperation with the research institute FactField, asked around 13,000 lawyers in commercial law firms and 3,000 in-house counsel about the expertise of their colleagues and clients. The lawyers were asked to name particularly recommendable commercial law firms in various areas of law. From these recommendations, a list of 413 top commercial law firms, spread across a total of 23 practice areas, was identified.
We are very pleased.
German Federal IT security authority publishes guidelines for AI developers
The German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) is already providing support with a whole series of statements on the subject of artificial intelligence (partly even in English).
It is therefore all the more gratifying that the BSI has in the meantime also addressed the question of how developers can practically protect machine learning systems from the most relevant threats and take adequate protective measures in a guideline.
The BSI distinguishes between three central threats in its guideline: Evasion attacks, attacks that aim to extract information, and backdoor attacks. These attacks will be briefly presented and illustrated in the following.
Whistleblower protection and the right of access on a collision course – challenges in the parallel application of whistleblower protection and Art. 15 GDPR
The enactment and applicability of the German implementation law (“German Whistleblower Protection Act”) for the Whistleblowing Directive (Directive (EU) 2019/1937) is in sight even though the law was not passed yet because the “Bundesrat” did not agree to the text adopted by the “Bundestag”. It might still take some time until the two parliaments agree on a final text. However, there is time pressure due to Germany already falling far behind the deadline for the implementation of the European Directive. This also means that the legal obligation to set up an internal reporting channel is getting closer for very many German companies (all with generally at least 250 employees).
NIS-2 Directive: New provisions to strengthen cyber resilience and security
The Directive on measures for a high common level of cybersecurity across the Union ("NIS-2 Directive") published in the Official Journal of the European Union on December 27, 2022, aims to harmonize cybersecurity requirements in the EU and imposes new cybersecurity obligations on companies. It will replace the previously applicable NIS Directive.