Data Protection in Forest and Meadow – Legal Requirements for Operating Camera Traps

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Digital progress does not stop for hunters. Technical equipment, such as digital camera traps are today part of standard hunting equipment. They are used for observing wild stocks and are typically deployed in areas that are not accessible to the public. Regardless, they are in the data protection authorities focus. Hunters should be aware of applicable data protection requirements.

New Consumer Protection Organisations’ Cease and Desist Claims for Data Protection Infringements

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Data protection is consumer protection law – infringements may result in consumer protection organisations‘ claims for case and desist. While the requirements for a consumer protecting effect of data protection law has long been subject to debate, the legislator has now implemented a new Section 2 (2) No. 11 into the German Cease and Desist Claims Act (Unterlassungsklagen Gesetz – …

Copying ID cards is prohibited? That depends…

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Scanning and copying of ID cards is a widespread practice in the German business sector. Copies of ID cards are required as proof of identity, taken to the file or scanned (e. g. by online services, credit agencies, logistics companies, fitness studios). Does this practice violate data protection law or the often claimed “ban” on copying ID cards? In short: In many …