German Court Orders WhatsApp to Provide Consumers in Germany with T&Cs in German Language

By | Technology Law Dispatch | May 24, 2016

In a press release dated 17 May 2016, the Federation of German Consumer Organizations (Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband – vzbv) announced that on 8 April 2016, the Court of Appeal Berlin (Kammergericht Berlin; “Court”) issued a judgment against WhatsApp Inc., prohibiting WhatsApp the use of English Terms & Conditions on its website for contracts with consumers in Germany, unless German T&Cs are provided as well (“Judgment”).

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Legal Risk Moved to 4th Biggest Cloud Security Concern!

Legal Risk Moved to 4th Biggest Cloud Security Concern!

A recent survey of 2,200 Information Security Community professionals indicated that concerns “about legal and regulatory compliance have seen the biggest gain, moving from the number 7 spot (24%) to number 4 (39%)” and that 49% believed that “one of the major barriers to cloud adoption is the fear of data loss and leakage.”

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