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Jan Spittka

Jan Spittka

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Jan is a Partner in the Data Protection & Privacy team in our Düsseldorf office since July 2021. He is among Germany‘s leading data privacy and cybersecurity lawyers and advises clients on contentious and non-contentious data-related issues.

Jan supports clients on all aspects of German and European law relating to privacy and data protection, cybersecurity and information technology. He has a special focus on complex data-related issues like introduction of new technologies, international data transfers, cloud computing projects, processing of health and other sensitive data, ePrivacy and data breach handling. Jan has been involved in a significant number of leading data and cyber breach cases, internal investigations, supervisory authority investigations and fining procedures as well as GDPR litigation cases. A particular and long-term focus of his work is advising on privacy and data protection as well as IT security requirements in the insurance sector.

Jan is also (co-) author of more than 50 publications on data privacy and cybersecurity and contributor to one of the standard commentaries on the GDPR and the German Federal Data Protection act. He also wrote the first comprehensive chapter on the impact of the GDPR and German cybersecurity legislation on the insurance sector.

Experience
  • Defending a German telecommunication service provider in a multi-million Euro GDPR fining procedure
  • Defending a German telecommunication service and utility provider against comprehensive data subject access request
  • Coordination of defence against data protection authorities throughout the EU in global data reach and ransomware attack
  • Defending German car manufacturer against GDPR data erasure claims by former employee
  • Coordination of comprehensive GDPR compliance project for German car manufacturer
  • Coordination of global ePrivacy project for German car manufacturer
  • Assisting German car manufacturer with optimization of data breach detection and notification organization
  • Assisting global insurance company with data breach handling notification
  • Defending global insurance company in data protection authority investigation
  • GDPR localization project for Germany for a globally operating bank

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Jan is a Partner in the Düsseldorf office with extensive experience in contentious and non-contentious data privacy and cybersecurity advice for clients.

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