The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has issued a significant ruling on cookie information obligations of website operators. It ruled that website users must actively check the box themselves. Pre-set consent to cookies is inadmissible. The consent must always be given actively and voluntarily by the website user. A note field is insufficient. Website providers…

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The chassis number disclosed in an OGH ruling does not constitute data accessible for anonymisation within the meaning of § 15 (4) Austrian Supreme Court Act (hereinafter: OGHG) or personal data relating to the applicant within the meaning of Article 4 No 1 General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter: GDPR). The chassis number remains in the…

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The Supreme Court of Austria (OGH; Oberster Gerichtshof) dealt with the question, under which circumstances a minority shareholder of a limited liability company (GmbH; Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung) did not recognize the moment of occurence of the insolvency in terms of Section 31 para. 1 lit. 2 Austrian Insolvency Act (IO; Insolvenzordnung) due to slight negligence.

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