Twitter, Facebook and the Rule of Law – How Justified are Fears of Censorship in Germany and the United States?

19. January 2021

After outgoing President Donald Trump has been banned from numerous social networks, especially his favorite megaphone Twitter, many are wondering if the same could happen to them. German Chancellor Angela Merkel finds the permanent blocking problematic. The far right cries out that private companies would now be allowed to abolish free speech. But how justified… read more

Recommendations from the European Data Protection Board: a silver lining for data exporters?

23. November 2020

The European Data Protection Board (“EDPB”) is an official entity established by the European Union to monitor and ensure the consistent application of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR)” throughout the EU. Its existence and mission are rooted in Art. 68 et seq. GDPR. Within this function, the EDPB regularly issues opinions, guidelines, and recommendations… read more