Dr. Annette Demmel is a partner in the Data Privacy, Cybersecurity & Digital Assets Practice Group in Berlin. For 20 years, Annette has advised national and international businesses on technology and privacy laws in many industries, focusing on the development of new digital products, the implementation of data-driven technology and the digital transformation of processes.

    Annette regularly leads the implementation of international privacy compliance programs, and provides advice on policy and regulatory issues arising in relation to the digitalization of workflows.

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    • Advising on international data transfer mechanisms in international groups, including the implementation of Binding Corporate Rules, and the addition of newly acquired companies to that. Worldwide project management in relation to the implementation of international privacy programs.
    • Advising a multinational company on the restructuring of the group IT services, as well as negotiations with local works councils regarding privacy and co-determination rights with regard to cloud services and centrally managed solutions.
    • Advising on transitional services agreements for IT in various transactions and different industries.
    • Advising companies in the education sector on the use of distance learning systems and privacy aspects.
    • Advising a medical research company on the implementation of a comprehensive GDPR compliance program, including its electronic patient records system and data deletion concepts in this regard.
    • Advising on international cooperation in relation to cancer research data.
    • Structuring the internet platform terms and privacy strategy for a worldwide blood database.
    • Advising a non-commercial association on structuring a platform for its worldwide data exchange with member companies and online collaboration.
    • Handling data breaches for international businesses, coordinating notifications worldwide and negotiations with authorities.

    Education

    • Kammergericht Berlin, Second State Examination, 1998
    • University of Greifswald, Doctor of Law, 1997
    • Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin, First State Examination, 1994

    Admissions

    • Germany, 1998

    Languages

    • English
    • German
    • Holds a certificate as an information technology lawyer (Fachanwältin für Informationstechnologierecht) and as a copyright and media lawyer (Fachanwältin für Urheber- und Medienrecht).

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    • Co-author, “German DPA Issues Guidance on Schrems II and the Transfer of Personal Data to Non-EU Countries,” Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, Security & Privacy Bytes, September 2020.
    • Co-author, “Anonymization of Personal Data with Focus on Traffic Data: First Public Consultation Procedure by the Federal German Data Protection Office,” Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, Security & Privacy Bytes, March 2020.
    • Co-author, "Video Surveillance in Public Areas – Lawful or Not?, Squire Patton Boggs Global IP & Technology Law Blog, January 2017.
    • Author, “EU National Data Protection Regulators Raise Privacy Shield Concerns,” Squire Patton Boggs, April 2016.
    • Author, “Audit Obligations and Liability in Connection with the Content of Online-Services,” Squire Patton Boggs client publication, January 2015.
    • Author, “Anti-Terrorist Screening Obligations,” Squire Patton Boggs client publication, January 2015.
    • Co-author, “Legal Aspects of Introducing Group-Wide Data Systems,” Squire Patton Boggs client publication, January 2015.
    • Author, “Anti-Terror-Screening Obligations – Employers on the Horns of a Dilemma,” Squire Patton Boggs client publication, January 2015.
    • Author, “Legal Changes for Online Shops in Germany as of 13 June 2014,” Squire Patton Boggs client publication, May 2014.
    • Author, “Copyright Levies can be imposed on Printer and Computer Sales in the EU and Germany,” Squire Patton Boggs client publication, August 2013.
    • Author, “PRISM and US-EU Trade Effects: German Data Protection Authorities Consider Stopping Data Transfers to the US,” Squire Patton Boggs client publication, August 2013.

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