Dr. Annette Demmel is a partner in our Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice Group in Berlin. For 20 years, Annette has advised national and international businesses in privacy law, technology law, telecommunications law, intellectual property law, media law and competition law.

    In particular, she leads the implementation of privacy compliance programs and centralized software systems, 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.

    She also represents our clients in both in court and out-of-court disputes, often in matters involving cross-country issues.

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    • 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.
    • Implementing cloud-based HR solutions in various international groups in more than 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.
    • Moderating round table discussions for the social media strategy and implementation in one of the world's best-known companies.
    • Structuring innovative e-business and entertainment platforms, and advising on internet-related data protection issues.
    • Defending an architect's copyright on a striking, contemporary building in Germany.
    • Representing a former state-owned company in several judicial IT legal matters.

    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, "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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