War in Europe … and the threat from data

Times are changing quickly Yesterday, in the early morning of February 24, 2022, the unimaginable has happened. There is war in Europe. Regardless of political and historical backgrounds and causes one thing is undeniable: There will be no winners. But there will be many victims, and these will be those with no interest in nor … Read more

Is DORA destroying the principle of subsidiarity?

DORA is a planned regulation of the European Parliament, which is supposed to strengthen cyber resilience in the financial sector. The Genossenschaftsverband Bayern criticizes, that DORA does not entirely comply with the association structures of the German „Genossenschaften“.
This article will give an overview of the points of criticism with respect to outsourcing.

Usage of cookies … how to do it legally?

Since the enactment of the GDPR, lots of different cookie banners (or consent banners) are used on websites. And there is a large variety of these banners regarding their content and usage. On the one hand, there are small sized banners, which only have to be confirmed. On the other hand, there are consent banners with a lot of information and customizing options, most people do not understand.

No more data to the USA?

Maybe you have heard about the last judicial decision C-311/18 named “Schrems II” of the European Court (EuGH) on July 16, 2020. What are the consequences of this decision and what does “Schrems II” mean? This article would like to give a short summary to people, who are not experts and not familiar with this special topic of the GDPR and who are transferring data to the USA as a controller.

Why should I care about privacy?

My name is Wolfgang Zwanzger, I am a consultant for data protection and information security and I would like to talk to you about the GDPR – the General Data Protection Regulation. Today I would like to discuss the following question: Why should I care about privacy? In Europe, data privacy is an important human … Read more