Annette Demmel

Annette Demmel

Dr. Annette Demmel is a data protection and cybersecurity specialist located in our Berlin office.
For more than 15 years, Annette has advised national and international businesses in privacy, technology and telecommunications law. She frequently leads the implementation of privacy compliance programs and centralized software systems for multinational companies and provides advice on policy and regulatory issues arising in the electronic communications and internet sectors. Annette also advises clients on legal issues relating to profiling and online marketing business models.

Annette holds a certificate as an information technology lawyer (Fachanwältin für Informationstechnologierecht) and as a copyright and media lawyer (Fachanwältin für Urheber- und Medienrecht). 


  • Advising a multinational company on the outsourcing of the group IT services; negotiations with local Works Councils regarding privacy and co-determination rights with regard to cloud services and centrally managed solutions.
  • Project management for a multinational company on the implementation of privacy compliance solutions involving newly acquired companies in 20+ countries.
  • Advising a major international advertising holding on business models based on profiling and behavioral targeting.
  • Implementation of cloud-based HR solutions in various international groups in 40+ countries; leading negotiations with local data protection authorities and Works Councils.
  • Providing ongoing monitoring and analysis for a global communications provider, covering a broad range of telecommunications regulatory and competition law issues, including BNetzA market reviews and implementation of SMP obligations, abuse of dominance proceedings, spectrum policy, net neutrality and e-privacy.
  • Advising a US-based marketing company with one of the world’s largest databases for consumer marketing on data protection and serving as an external data protection officer for their German enterprise.
  • Advising an international electronics group on legal aspects of data security and data breaches.


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


  • Germany, 1998
  • Berlin, 1998


  • English
  • German

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  • “EU National Data Protection Regulators Raise Privacy Shield Concerns,” Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, April 2016.
  • “Audit Obligations and Liability in Connection with the Content of Online-Services,” Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, IT Law Alert, January 2015.
  • “Anti-Terrorist Screening Obligations,” Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, IP&T Newsletter, January 2015.
  • “Legal Aspects of Introducing Group-Wide Data Systems,” co-author, client publication, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, January 2015.
  • “Anti-Terror-Screening Obligations – Employers on the Horns of a Dilemma,” client publication, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, January 2015.
  • “Legal Changes for Online Shops in Germany as of 13 June 2014,” client publication, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, May 2014.
  • “Copyright Levies can be imposed on Printer and Computer Sales in the EU and Germany,” client publication, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, August 2013.
  • “PRISM and US-EU Trade Effects: German Data Protection Authorities Consider Stopping Data Transfers to the US,” client publication, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, August 2013.