GEISTWERT @ Heroes of Data Privacy 2022

GEISTWERT Partner Max Mosing was on the Panel of the “Heroes of Data Privacy 2022” [Link]

Panel Discussion

Moderation: Tom Peruzzi | Speaker of the Management Board at Virtual Minds
Max Mosing | Geistwert Law Firm
Klaus Müller | Founder and Co-CEO at JENTIS
Stefan Santer | IAB & Didomi
Dr. Gregor König | Erste Bank Group AG
Odia Kagan | Lawyer US Privacy Expert – Chair of GDPR Compliance & Privacy at Fox Rothschild

THE FIRST DOMINO HAS FALLEN

On Wednesday, 12.1.2022, the Austrian data protection authority published its decision concerning the compliance of the standard client-side Google Analytics implementation. Even with Google’s “IP anonymisation” the tool was found to be used in a non-compliant fashion, because personal data like the IP address and identifiers in cookie data reach US servers without proper security measures.

What is even more critical: The breached general data protection regulation (GDPR) is implemented on an EU-level, which is why lawyers and experts anticipate similar decisions from the Netherlands, France and Germany.

As a result, there is only one question left: When will the next EU member state come to the same conclusion? It can only be a matter of days or weeks.