What do EU cookie laws mean for you?

EU cookie laws and how they affect your business

 

Cookies can be helpful business tools, but they often toe the data protection line dangerously. As a result of this tendency towards uncertainty, the EU has introduced a new cookie policy to protect its users. The new policy makes opt-in procedures compulsory, because the user...

 

What do EU cookie laws mean for you?

EU cookie laws and how they affect your business

Cookies can be helpful business tools, but they often toe the data protection line dangerously. As a result of this tendency towards uncertainty, the EU has introduced a new cookie policy to protect its users. The new policy makes opt-in procedures compulsory, because the user must provide their consent every time. This new policy will affect any US company that does online business with EU...

Internet of Things

The internet of things: The era of networked things

The internet of things (IoT) is driving digital change. Smart household appliances and self-driving cars are already available. More and more everyday devices are being connected to form a comprehensive network that will eventually penetrate all areas of life. The 5G mobile communications standard will soon be implemented, which will help IoT achieve a breakthrough in the foreseeable future. Smart...

A case for thinking global: Germany’s Impressum laws

Impressum law: What you need to know about special website credits

Before a homepage goes live, website operators should have a legal notice in place, also called an “Impressum.” Most internet pages also require a provider identification. Depending on the industry and the contents of the website, special information must be provided. Otherwise, warnings and fines may be issued.

Gain users’ confidence with a privacy policy

Getting a privacy policy for your website

An important part of a website that many operators underestimate is the privacy policy. This notifies site visitors of the information they are disclosing about themselves and what their data will be used for. But what kind of information should this declaration contain, what has changed since the new EU General Data Protection Regulation law, and how does this affect companies in the US?

ePrivacy Regulation: About the EU’s privacy policy

ePrivacy regulation is on the way! What do you have to expect?

The EU plans to significantly tighten data security online: With the ePrivacy Regulation, the collection of personal data will only be allowed following explicit allowance. At this point, it’s not certain what exactly will be included in the ePrivacy Regulation: Here, we’ve consolidated what we already know. As a website operator, it makes sense to inform yourself on the changes the regulation...

General Data Protection Regulation: New rules for businesses

General Data Protection Regulation: new laws since the spring of 2018

Since May 25, 2018 a new European law on data protection has been in place. However, despite it being relevant to day-to-day business, many companies and website operators are still unattuned to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). On top of this, high fines are imposed on those violating the regulations. Here we summarize everything worth knowing on the new EU GDPR for entrepreneurs and...

Facebook impressums

Impressums for Facebook pages

When operating a business from an English-speaking country, it’s easy to overlook the finer details of legal requirements overseas. However, if your business also has a base in Germany, Austria, or Switzerland, you will more than likely be required to provide an impressum on your online presences. Failure to do so could lead to disciplinary action, which could have serious consequences for the...

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

What is the California Consumer Privacy Act?

The California Consumer Privacy Act, in effect since January 2020, makes it easier for US consumers to control the private information that a company hold on them or shares. If a business is found to be in breach of the CCPA, consumers can now also sue them. Here’s all you need to know about the Act, its major provisions, and what it means for you and your business.

What is the EU-US Privacy-Shield?

EU-US Privacy Shield: What the replacement for Safe Harbor means for us

What is the Privacy Shield? The Safe Harbor Agreement’s successor raises questions for many stakeholders in the EU. Even if clear rules for data storage have been assured, there are still countless exceptions. However, the provisions for data storage are particularly important for online companies. This text provides an overview of the EU-US Privacy Shield agreement, which aims to establish legal...

Geo-blocking ban

Geo-blocking ban: what’s behind the new EU regulation

Since April 2018, Netflix and Spotify users have been able to use their accounts across borders in the EU. Thanks to the Portability Regulation, geo-blocking technologies used presently will no longer be permitted. With the geo-blocking regulation in December, the ban will also be extended to e-commerce in December in order to strengthen digital domestic trade in the long term.


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