The Legal 500 Germany: Dr. Carlo Piltz as leading name in data protection again
We are very pleased that Dr. Carlo Piltz is included among the leading names in the field of data protection in the latest edition of the Legal 500 Germany. We would like to thank you for the trust you have placed in us and are very pleased with this recognition again. This feedback from colleagues as well as from companies and organizations is a further incentive for us to support our clients with specialist expertise. Thank you.
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.