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Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek

Britta Hinzpeter, LL.M.

Britta Hinzpeter, LL.M.

Salaried Partner


  • Commercial Contracts
  • Commercial Law
  • Compliance
  • Data Processing Law

WSG Practice Industries


WSG Leadership

Intellectual Property Group
Life Sciences Group
Technology, Media & Communications Group
Women's Professional Forum Group

Bar Admissions

Admitted to the bar since 2005


Master of Laws (LL.M.), Europa-Institut Saarland University (2005)
Mandatory Legal Traineeship and Second State Exam, Duesseldorf and New York City, USA (2002-004)
Law Studies and First State Exam, Georg August Universitaet Goettingen (1996-2001)
Erasmus Scholarship, Catholic University Leuven (1998)
Areas of Practice

Commercial Contracts | Commercial Law | Compliance | Data Processing Law | Data Protection Law | General Terms and Conditions | Information Technology (IT) | Intellectual Property | Internet Law | IT-Outsourcing Tech-driven transactions | Life Sciences | Telecommunications Law

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • International Bar Association
    International Association of Privacy Professionals
    Deutscher und Muenchner Anwaltsverein (DAV, MAV)

Professional Activities and Experience

DLA Piper Munich and Cologne (2006-2017)
DLA Piper Hong Kong (2011)


CJEU: Pre-checked consent to the use of cookies is inadmissible
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, October 2019

On October 1, 2019 the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that pre-ticked boxes do not constitute a valid consent by web users prior to storing cookies on their devices (Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband e.V. and Planet49 GmbH; Case C-673/17). The decision follows a challenge by the German Federation of the Consumer Organisations against the use of a pre-ticked checkbox which had, by default, consented to cookies on behalf of the user...

Video Surveillance at the Workplace: Companies Can Store Video Recordings for up to Six Months
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, October 2018

Many companies are currently facing challenges in relation to the GDPR compliance of their video surveillance. Main issues in this respect are questions related to transparency requirements and information notices, the need for a data protection impact assessment as well as questions concerning retention requirements and retention periods. The German Federal Labor Court (BAG) has recently commented on the admissible storage duration of lawful video recordings...

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