Compensation from § 280 I BGB after violation of a cross-border choice of forum clause
In its judgment dated 17 October 2019 - III ZR 42/19 - the German Federal Supreme Court (Bundesgerichtshof) ruled that pursuant to § 280 I BGB, a party may be entitled to reimbursement of the costs for being sued in a foreign court (here: US District Court) in violation of an agreement of the exclusive place of jurisdiction in Germany.
VDMA urges in an open letter the facilitations of the posting of workers
Bureaucratic hurdles concerning the posting of employees within the EU are a burden for mechanical engineering and especially for SMEs.
Popular scripts by Professor Hoeren available in new edition
The extensive, free available scripts on Internet Law and IT Law by Professor Hoeren (University of Münster) have been published in a new edition and are available for download.
10th amendment to the ARC to be tabled / Commission on Competition Law 4.0 presents report
The Act against Restraints of Competition (ARC) is currently being evaluated with respect to an more effective enforcement of competition rules, in particular with regard to digital issues.
ECJ on Cookies and Consents
The European Court of Justice reached its verdict on the eagerly awaited ruling on the question of the extent to which the use of cookies on websites requires the consent of website visitors (Case C-673/17).
EDPS publishes Website Check on DSGVO
The European Data Protection Supervisor, an independent supervisory authority of the European Union, developed a software tool (under EUPL-1.2 license) to enable website operators to analyse their own website with regard to the processing of personal data.
Authorities develop new concept for calculating fines
According to the Conference of Independent Data Protection Supervisory Authorities of the Federation and the Länder (DSK), it is currently working on a new concept for setting fines for violations of the GDPR in Germany.
The Commission report on the Posting of Workers Directive is published
The Commission published on 25 September 2019 a report on the application and implementation of the Enforcement Directive on the posting of workers in the EU Member States.
Whistleblower Directive adopted
On 7 October, the so-called Whistleblower Directive was formally adopted by the European Council of Ministers.
Draft for another law to reduce bureaucracy presented
On 18 September, the Federal Cabinet passed a draft of a third law to relieve the economy of bureaucracy.

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VDMA-Guide "Anti-Money Laundering
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