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Maximilian Baur counsels clients on labor and employment law, including litigation matters. His key practice covers the entire field of individual and collective employment law, including advice on service and termination agreements. He also advises in negotiations with works councils and regularly represents clients in court hearings. In addition, Maximilian advises companies on all aspects of work-related data privacy law. He also continuously supports nonprofit organizations as part of the Firm's pro bono work in the Munich office. Read Maximilian Baur's full bio.

Farewell ‘Safe Harbor,’ Hello ‘Privacy Shield’: Europe and U.S. Agree on New Rules for Transatlantic Data Transfer


By and on Feb 2, 2016
Posted In Big Data, Consumer Protection, Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, Data Transfers/Safe Harbor/Privacy Shield

After intense negotiations, and after the official deadline had passed on Sunday, 31 January 2016, the United States and the European Union have finally agreed on a new set of rules—the “EU-U.S. Privacy Shield”—for data transfers across the Atlantic. The Privacy Shield replaces the old Safe Harbor agreement, which was struck down by the European Court...

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Employee consent to use of personal data reliable under German law


By and on Oct 15, 2015
Posted In Advertising & Marketing, Consumer Protection, Data Privacy

The German Federal Labor Court (Bundesarbeitsgericht (BAG)) has published the reasons for its two decisions about whether an employee can revoke consent given to his or her employer for public use of the employee’s image in photos, videos or other marketing materials (BAG 19 February 2015, 8 AZR 1011/13; BAG 11 December 2014 – 8...

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The German Perspective: EU and U.S. Data Protection “Umbrella Agreement”


By and on Sep 29, 2015
Posted In Data Privacy, Data Transfers/Safe Harbor/Privacy Shield

After over four years of negotiations, the European Union and the United States have agreed on a framework data protection agreement on 8 September 2015 (Umbrella Agreement). The Umbrella Agreement covers all personal data exchanged between the European Union and the United States for the purpose of prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of criminal offences,...

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