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Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek

Britta Hinzpeter, LL.M.

Britta Hinzpeter, LL.M.

Salaried Partner

Expertise

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

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

WSG Leadership

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

Admitted to the bar since 2005

Education

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)
    BITKOM

Professional Activities and Experience

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

Articles

Data Processing Errors in Prize Draws by AOK Baden-Württemberg Results in Seven-Figure Fine
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, July 2020

The Baden-Württemberg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (LfDI) has imposed a fine of €1,240,000 on the AOK Baden-Württemberg health insurance provider. The reason? Data processing errors related to prize draws it ran: the health insurance provider had not obtained the valid consent for data processing of prize draw entrants in 500 cases. An internal whistleblower notified the LfDI about the breach...

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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