Dr. Claus Färber
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Dr. Claus Färber focuses his practice on all legal aspects related to the telecoms, media and technology industries and is a member of the German Telecom, Media and Technology (TMT) practice group in Munich. Claus advises on major cooperation and framework agreements in IT, ecommerce and communications, such as internet access in aircraft, Wi-Fi hotspots, roaming, cloud platforms and machine-to-machine communications (M2M). These projects often break new grounds from a technological and commercial as well as legal view and regularly touch multiple sectors of the law, including telecommunications, information technology and intellectual property law, and also require an understanding of the economic technological background. Read Dr. Claus Färber's full bio.
Brexit/GDPR: European Commission Publishes Draft Adequacy Decision for Data Transfers
By Dr. Claus Färber on Feb 23, 2021
Posted In Consumer Protection, Data Privacy, Data Transfers/Safe Harbor/Privacy Shield
On 19 February 2021, the European Commission published the draft for an adequacy decision regarding transfers of personal data to the UK. For businesses in the European Union (and EEA) who transfer data to business partners and vendors in the UK, it will be crucial that the final decision is made before the end of...
ECJ Confirms Dynamic IP Address May Constitute Personal Data But Can Be Logged to Combat Cyberattacks
By Amy C. Pimentel and Dr. Claus Färber on Oct 31, 2016
Posted In Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, Data Transfers/Safe Harbor/Privacy Shield, General Interest
On 19 October 2016, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) held (Case C-582/14 – Breyer v Federal Republic of Germany) that dynamic IP addresses may constitute personal data. The ECJ also held that a website operator may collect and process IP addresses for the purpose of protecting itself against cyberattacks, because in the view of...
Brexit Update: The Effect of Brexit on Data Transfers between the United Kingdom and the European Union
By Dr. Claus Färber on Jul 21, 2016
Posted In Data Privacy, Data Transfers/Safe Harbor/Privacy Shield, General Interest
With the United Kingdom having voted to leave the European Union (Brexit) on 23 June 2016, the free flow of personal data between the United Kingdom and EU and European Economic Area (EEA) countries is at risk. Even though Brexit will likely have the biggest impact on the financial sector, businesses in the United Kingdom...