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Dr. Paul Melot de Beauregard provides legal advice on all labor and employment law matters, including litigation. He is head of McDermott’s Employment practice in Munich. Paul advises clients on the entire spectrum of national and international labor and employment law, focusing on restructuring, transactions and negotiations with trade unions and works councils. He also advises on benefits and service agreements with board members, managing directors and senior executives, as well as on compliance issues, operational pensions and outsourcing. Read Dr. Paul Melot de Beauregard'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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Guidance on Personal Data Used in Advertising in Germany


By on Jan 22, 2014
Posted In Advertising & Marketing, Data Privacy

German data protection authorities published new guidelines in December 2013 about the collection and processing of personal data for advertising purposes.  The 2013 advertising guidelines (available here in German) supplement another set of advertising guidelines published in October 2012 (available here in German). Together, the 2012 and 2013 guidelines help to clarify how German data...

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