Data Protection

Comprehensive legal advice on all questions pertaining to data protection law

Data is the basis for successful and efficient company management and for securing the future. The multiple opportunities that are available to companies in particular in the areas of Industry 4.0, marketing and retargeting, smart home, e-health, big data, predictive maintenance, Internet of Things, fraud prevention, and scoring involve many details pertaining to data protection law.

This applies to international data transfers and their permissibility in accordance with the Schrems decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union on safe harbor, as well as employee data protection and employee monitoring. The risk of a fine of up to EUR 20 million or up to 4% of annual revenue (starting when the General Data Protection Regulation enters into force in the summer of 2018) or of a warning increases along with the amount of personal data used.

Closely meshed data protection compliance is necessary at the latest when data is to be used by various group companies and also outside the EU, if US Cloud providers or other contract data processing agents are used, in order not to become the focus of attention of data protection supervisory authorities and consumer protection associations.

Heuking bundles long-term experience with knowledge of the most recent technical developments and sector expertise. In addition, in our firm, data protection specialists work hand in hand with experts from other practice groups, for example, in employment and competition law. Only in this way is it possible to provide tailored solutions to complex questions, for example in the area of employee data protection, privacy law risks of major outsourcing projects, and industry-specific data protection risks.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Selected Distinctions

GDR 100 2021
Legal 500 Deutschland 2020
Legal 500 EMEA 2019


Current lectures

Microservices und Datenschutz – the good, the bad, the ugly

Hackdays I, REWE Digital GmbH in Cologne,  January 31, 2017

by Dr. Lutz Martin Keppeler
Einführung in die Datenschutzgrundverordnung für Wettbewerbsrechtler
Herbstseminar Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz des Kölner Anwaltsvereins, Cologne, November 18, 2016 by Dr. Lutz Martin Keppeler
Rechtssicherheit in der Cloud – insbesondere die „neue“ EU-Datenschutz-Grundverordnung

Seminar „Auf Wolke sicher – so behalten Sie die Kontrolle in der Cloud“, House of IT, November 8, 2016, Frankfurt

Current Publications

Die Millionenbußgelder der DSGVO und andere datenschutzrechtliche Fallstricke für Geschäftsführer

in: Laschet/Held (pub.) Ratgeber Geschäftsführer-Haftung und D&O-Versicherung, 3rd Edition 2019

by Dr. Lutz Martin Keppeler
Verbraucherschutz im Datenschutzrecht – Einwilligungserklärungen und Transparenzpflichten
in PRev, 2016, p. 280 -285 by Dr. Lutz Martin Keppeler
Typische Fehler bei Einwilligungen zu Werbezwecken
Datenschutz Digital, Edition November No. 15/16 by Dr. Lutz Martin Keppeler

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