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GERMANY—Data protection law breaches as unfair commercial practice

Recently, there have been two contradictory judgments by German courts in relation to whether companies can issue warning letters under the Act Against Unfair Competition because of data protection breaches by a competitor. According to statutory law, this would only be possible if one considers the data protection rules as statutory provisions that are also intended to regulate market behaviour in the interest of market participants.

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