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Axel Spies

German attorney-at-law (Rechtsanwalt)

Dr. Axel Spies is a German attorney (Rechtsanwalt) in Washington, DC, and co-publisher of the German journals Multi-Media-Recht (MMR) and Zeitschrift für Datenschutz (ZD).

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Mandatory Data Retention Soon More Extensive in Germany than Under the USA Freedom Act

When the news broke a few days ago that the U.S. Senate had finally approved the USA Freedom Act, German commenters received it with satisfaction. However, there are various differences …

New EU Commission

“Your objective is to make Europe a world leader in information and communication technology, with all the tools to succeed in the global digital economy and society. […] To do …

German/U.S. Data Transfers: Crucial for Both Economies, Difficult to Regain Trust

Issue Brief 46 There has been a heated transatlantic debate on cyber issues since Edward Snowden’s release of classified National Security Agency (NSA) documents last year that described various surveillance …

The NSA Spies on the German Chancellor’s Cell Phone. What Now?

The popular German legal Beck-Blog recently hosted a lively discussion on whether there are legal ways and means to challenge the alleged spying by the NSA on German Chancellor Angela …

A Reasonable Expectation of Privacy? Data Protection in the United States and Germany

Policy Report 22 In the borderless world of the twenty-first century, global interconnectivity has never been greater. Through the use of millions of computers, billions of e-mails, and a level …

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