The German Trade Secret Act: New Challenges, New Measures

The protection of business and trade secrets is of central importance to companies. Often, trade secrets represent a significant business value that not only promises an advantage over competitors but can even be fundamental to the business model. This not only applies for large groups, but especially for start-ups that have a good idea and […]

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Software as a Service (SaaS) in the process of legal implementation

Software as a Service (SaaS) is not a new term, although the business model has gained in importance in cloud computing over recent years. In 2018, German companies were expected to invest more than 20 billion euros in cloud services. A not insignificant part of this relates to SaaS solutions. What is Software as a […]

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Digitalisation of reatil: Is the GDPR a brake on innovation?

Technological change is increasingly gaining momentum and is having a huge impact not only on online retail but also, and above all, on brick-and-mortar retail. Retailers are also relying on greater digitisation of their offers in order to be able to successfully appeal to customers directly at the point of sale with the aid of […]

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AI in healthcare: with data protection as key

In the context of digitisation, the healthcare industry has already recognised the benefits of artificial intelligence – and quite rightly so! AI can provide assistance in research and treatment, simplify the everyday life of the hospital and health insurance already offers its members AI-controlled (digital) services via apps. It is even predicted that AI will […]

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Use of cloud-based software solutions: legal dos & don’ts

Cloud computing According to a study by Bitkom published in June 2018, two out of three companies are already using cloud computing. In the case of large companies (a workforce of 2000 or more), this figure is as high as 83%. So cloud computing is a major part of business – but what exactly is […]

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The new GDPR and its new regulations: Privacy by design

Starting with May 2018, a new regulation on data protection will come into force and replace the current Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC). One change that comes with the new regulation is the requirement for data protection by design and by default. This can help reduce the risks identified in each stage of the development of […]

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Schürmann Wolschendorf Dreyer Rechtsanwälte joins IR as the exclusive Tech-Media-Telecoms Member in Germany

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Kathrin Schürmann of Schürmann Wolschendorf Dreyer Rechtsanwälte. Kathrin has joined IR as our exclusive Tech-Media-Telecoms Member in Germany. Firm Description  SCHÜRMANN WOLSCHENDORF DREYER specializes in the areas of digital business, technology and media. Based in Berlin, Düsseldorf and Munich, the law firm advises […]

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