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Alexa Finke, LL.M.

Alexa Finke, LL.M.



  • Compliance
  • Data Protection Law
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Internet Law

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Bar Admissions

Admitted to the Bar since 2018.


Legal Trainee at the Higher Regional Court of Cologne (2015-2017)
Research Assistant at CMS Hasche Sigle (2015-2017)
Examination of equivalence in German law at the Higher Regional Court of Cologne (2014)
LL.M. at University Maastricht, the Netherlands (2012/2013)
LL.B. at University Maastricht, the Netherlands and University Uppsala, Sweden (2008-2012)
Areas of Practice

Compliance | Data Protection Law | Information Technology (IT) | Internet Law | IT-Outsourcing Tech-driven transactions

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • International Bar Association

Federal Court of Justice on the Scope of the Right to Access Pursuant to Article 15(1) GDPR
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, August 2021

Background In its ruling of June 15, 2021 (Case No. VI ZR 576/19), the German Federal Court of Justice (BGH) for the first time took a comprehensive position on the scope of the right to access pursuant to Article 15(1) GDPR. Article 15 GDPR standardizes the right of access of a data subject vis-à-vis a controller...

No Right of Access to Data from Backups?
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, April 2020

The Heidelberg Regional Court rejected an employee’s claim for access to information about the employer’s processing of his personal data insofar as this data is merely located in backup files of his email account. Restoring such data was said to represent disproportionate effort for the controller in this individual case (judgment of February 6, 2020 – 4 O 6/19)...

The Permissibility of GPS Tracking from a Compliance Perspective
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, August 2019

Strict data protection requirements apply to the use of location tracking systems both in the employment context and in cooperation with other companies. In its partial judgement from March 19, 2019, the Lüneburg Administrative Court ruled in compliance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation and the new Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) that unrestricted tracking of employee vehicles is impermissible...

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