Dusseldorf Roundtable: Use of Tracking Tools (Google Analytics & Co.) and Data Protection Requirements and Data Protection Concerns with regard to Access to Staff Emails
Date and Time: December 1, 2011, 17:00
Location: Hoffman Liebs Fritsch & Partner, Kaiserswerther Straße 119, 40474 Düsseldorf
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Join ITechLaw and featured speakers Helmut Eiermann and Dr. Christoph Ohrmann for this informative roundtable on the Use of Tracking Tools (Google Analytics & Co.) and Data Protection Requirements and Data Protection Concerns with regard to Access to Staff Emails, moderated by Peter Huppertz of Hoffman Liebs Fritsch & Partner.
Mr. Eiermann is head of the "technical" division within the secretariat of the data protection representative of the state of Rheinland-Pfalz (Landesbeauftragter für den Datenschutz Rheinland-Pfalz) and was involved in the negotiations with Google to settle a dispute regarding the data protection compliance of "Google Analytics". He will explain the specific data protection requirements with regard to the use of web tracking tools such as "Google Analytics".
Mr. Dr. Christoph Ohrmann is lawyer for data protection law and lecturer for IT law at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf. He will analyse the recent decision of LAG Berlin/Brandenburg regarding the risks for employers who wants to control their staff email communication. Especially the ruling concerning the employer as telecommunication service provider and the scope of the telecommunication secrecy is highly disputable.
16:30 - Registration
17:00 - Welcome and Introductions by Peter Huppertz
17:15 - Presentation by Helmut Eiermann: Use of Tracking Tools (Google Analytics & Co.) and Data Protection Requirements
18:00 - Presentation by Dr. Christoph Ohrmann: Data Protection Concerns with regard to Access to Staff Emails, and a review of the decision LAG Berlin/Brandenburg, judgement of
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18:30 - Networking Drinks
Moderator: Peter Huppertz, LL.M., Hoffman Liebs Fritsch & Partner
Peter Huppertz oversees the information technology and intellectual property practice of Hoffmann Liebs Fritsch & Partner and has more than 15 years of experience in the preparation and negotiation of various licensing, development, distribution, outsourcing and other technology-related agreements. In addition, Peter Huppertz provides counselling on open source software licensing, data protection, e-commerce legal issues and technology related litigation as well as on the intellectual property issues related to corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate securities transactions.
Mr Huppertz publishes regularly and delivers lectures at trade-specific events and is an expert lecturer at the TÜV-Akademie Rheinland/Brandenburg for IT law and for the German Lawyer Academy (Deutsche Anwaltakademie). He serves as member of the executive committee of the Information Technology Working Group of the German Bar Association and the examination board of the Düsseldorf bar for the admittance of certified IT-lawyers. Furthermore Mr Huppertz is also Co-Chair of the IP Law Committee of the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw), the world's largest association of IT-law practitioners.
Speaker: Helmut Eiermann, Data Protection Officer, State of Rheinland-Pfalz
Mr. Helmut Eiermann is head of the "technical" division within the secretariat of the data protection representative of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. His tasks include the exercise of control and the provision of advice in matters of technical data protection and data security in the use of IT. Prior to his work for the data protection officer he worked in system operations, application development, system administration and user support.
Speaker: Dr. Christoph Ohrmann, Lawyer, Hoffmann Liebs Fritsch & Partner
Dr. Christoph Ohrmann is lawyer for data protection law, lecturer for IT law at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf and publishes regularly trade journals.