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Vaccines developed in record time to protect against Covid-19 have been called the key out of the pandemic, even though it is not yet clear whether vaccinated people can continue to transmit the virus. At the same time, it is reported that manufacturers may not be able to meet their delivery commitments, or may be delayed. The question of liability for vaccine damage, which has naturally played an important role ...
Vaccines developed in record time to protect against Covid-19 have been called the key out of the pandemic, even though it is not yet clear whether vaccinated people can continue to transmit the virus. At the same time, it is reported that manufacturers may not be able to meet their delivery commitments, or may be delayed. The question of liability for vaccine damage, which has naturally played an important role in the negotiations between the EU Commission and the ...
By Peter Schaar Just before Christmas, the European Commission gifted us with a draft Digital Services Act (DSA) - COM (2020) 825 final of 15.12.2020. The new regulatory framework aims to better protect consumers and their fundamental rights online, create a powerful and clear framework for transparency and accountability of online platforms, while improving ...
From Peter Schaar, 23.11.2020 In the discussion on measures to contain the corona pandemic, data protection is increasingly coming under scrutiny. Is the second wave of corona and the continuing sharp rise in the number of infections due to the fact that in Germany - unlike in some Southeast Asian countries - not all available personal data is collected and used? ...
Von Peter Schaar, 16.07.2020 With its decision today, the European Court of Justice has again underlined the importance of the fundamental right to data protection guaranteed by Article 8 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. Almost five years after its landmark decision of 6 October 2015, in which the highest European court declared the then Safe Harbor Agreement invalid ("Schrems I"), the European ...
Berlin, 26 March 2020 The containment of infections with the novel coronavirus is an unprecedented challenge for democratic societies in terms of its scale and globality. They must face the pandemic and its consequences with determination while preserving their fundamental values. Another cause for concern, however, is the uncertainty in the application of data protection rules. ...
by Peter Schaar (6. 3. 2020) These days we are witnessing how carelessly fundamental and human rights are being treated in the face of supposedly existential threats. While Greece reacts to the increase in the number of refugees on the European external borders provoked by Turkey by "suspending" the human right to asylum, in Germany, in view of the increasing number of people infected with the Covid19 virus, there ...
By Peter Schaar, 15 January 2020 The current constitutional complaint against the Federal Intelligence Service Act before the Federal Constitutional Court is about more than the constitutionality of a federal law. The central question is rather whether German authorities are bound by the fundamental rights guaranteed by the German Basic Law even when they are active abroad. The focus here is on the fundamental ...
"Go back to Baltic Avenue!" - this command doesn't create a good mood in the Monopoly game. The same applies to the EU Member States' telecommunications and transport ministers who gathered in Brussels on December 3, 2019 for a Council meeting when the new Internal Market Commissioner, Thierry Breton, noted the temporary failure of the governments' almost three-year efforts to reach a consensus on the draft ...
By Peter Schaar Today (10 December 2019) is International Human Rights Day. It recalls that the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) exactly 71 years ago. Its first article reads:  "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and ...