More 27 posts of Michael Reinle

Has the decision of the Belgian Data Protection Authority against IAB Europe shaken the ground on which the adtech industry stands in Europe?

On 2 February 2022, the Belgian Data Protection Authority found that the transparency and consent framework developed by the Interactive Advertising Bureau Europe (IAB Europe) does not comply with GDPR and imposed a fine of EUR 250’000.00 on the company as well as coercive measures. If you work in marketing or even just use the widespread mechanism of IAB Europe, check out our article on the reas…

Data Protection Act Revision: Federal Office of Justice Publishes Date of Entry Into Force

The Federal Office of Justice recently published that the revised Federal Act on Data Protection will enter into force on 1 September 2023. The date of entry into force remains to be confirmed by the Federal Council in a formal decision. Although the published date gives data processing businesses a little more time for implementation, they are well-advised to start implementation work now, in pa…

You Snooze, You Lose – Make Sure That Your Idea Is Protected When Sharing It With Third Parties

When you have an idea for a product or start-up ready for execution, but you do not feel like you want to start a business on your own or you simply do not have the necessary funds to do so, you might be looking for co-founders or investors. When doing so, you do not want someone else to learn of your idea and then take it and use it themselves. Therefore, it is important to keep the circle of pe…

New Swiss data protection law: an overview of the most important revisions of the Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection

At the end of September 2020, after a legislative process of almost four years, both chambers of the Swiss Parliament approved the revised Federal Act on Data Protection (revised FADP). The revised FADP includes numerous adaptations to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), but retains its own basic concept and also deviates from the GDPR in various aspects. Examples of important cha…

EU Declares the EU-US Data Protection Shield Inadequate: Immediate Consequences for Businesses Transferring Personal Data to the USA and Other Countries

On the 16 July 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) finally rendered its long-awaited judgement in the Case C-311/18, Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland & Schrems (“Schrems II”) on the validity of Standard Contractual Clauses (“SCC”) as a transfer mechanism for transferring personal data from the EU/ EEA to third countries under the General Data Protection Regula…

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