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Liability for Operating Public Wi-Fi Hotspots

Bernd Schmidt General Data Protection Regulation, Telemedia Leave a Comment

After long discussions, finally the German legislator implemented a rule excluding liability for providers of public Wi-Fi Hotspots. However, there remain relevant legal risks for operating public Wi-Fi Hotspots. Key aspects of this recent amendment of the German Telemedia Act (TMG) are summarised below. 1.   Liability Limitation for Access-Providers Sections 7 and 8 TMG contain a liability limitation for so …

Cookie-Banner – Legally Unnecessary Online Annoyance?

Bernd Schmidt General Data Protection Regulation Leave a Comment

They increasingly appear on websites – Information Banner containing this or similar wording: “This website deploys cookies – in case you continue using this website, you consent to deploying cookies on your browser.” Typically, there would be an additional link to a cookie policy containing more information on deployed cookies. This is not really of interest to any user. It …