time.lex is a boutique law firm based in Brussels and specialized in telecom, IT/IP, media and e-business. The firm offers strategic and operational legal support in the creation, management and exploitation of information and technology, in all its diverse forms. International business in the information sector is a specialty of time.lex, not only because of its substantial familiarity with European policy and regulatory initiatives in this field, but also because time.lex can draw on a network of correspondent experts across Europe.
Through a cooperation, ePrivacy and time.lex connect their know-how, develop the ePrivacyseal Belgiën and cooperate in the marketing of the products ePrivacyseal EU and ePrivacyApp.
MME is s Swiss solicitor's office with locations in Zurich and Zug, which offset integrated services in the areas of legal, tax and compliance. In the areas IT law and data protection compliance MME has specialized early (1999). The area of IT law and data protection compliance is run by Dr. Martin Eckert, who has cofounded the international specialist's network World IT Lawyers.
With the partnership with MME the trusted seals of ePrivacy gain in importance, besides European member states, also in Switzerland. As an important financial market location Swiss enterprises have special need in data protection and data security. ePrivacy and MME together form a strong and experienced partnership.
The Criteria Catalogue für ePrivacyseal - Certified Compliance CH can be downloaded here.
Dr. Frank Eickmeier is a lawyer and partner in the (IT/IP) law firm Unverzagt von Have, and consultant for domestic and international clients including well known online marketers, targeting providers, media agencies, content producers and Web 2.0 platforms. The firm spezializes in data protection law.
As well as being a reliable resource for legal issues relating to data protection, this partnership also ensures the cooperation with authorities, associations and organisations.
LegalUP Consulting is a boutique law firm based in Paris providing personal and pragmatic advice to technology companies. Valérie Chavanne founded the company in May 2016 after two decades of experience in providing strategic counsel and direction on critical legal, public policy, regulatory and crisis driven issues facing technology and online media companies. Furthermore, Valérie Chavanne is vice president of IAB France and member of IAB Europe Board and Executive committee.
The collaboration between ePrivacy and LegalUP Consulting is a further step to spread awareness and responsible handling of data protection in the European digital market, especially in France.
Lighthouse Europe is a consultancy, based in Brussels and Paris, specialized in European strategies and public affairs related to the digital economy. It aims to help customers better understand the impact of European and national legislation on their business. It allows them to anticipate and to be part of the decisions that affect them.
The collaboration with Lighthouse Europe enables ePrivacy to spread awareness and responsible handling of personal data in the European digital market, especially in France and Belgium.
Accredited Consultants with the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ULD)
Prof. Dr. Christoph Bauer and Dr. Frank Eickmeier are accredited consultants at the Unabhaengige Landeszentrum für Datenschutz (ULD) Schleswig-Holstein and are therefore eligible to award the Privacy Seal.
The ULD is a state department of Schleswig-Holstein. It administrates state control and advisory functions in the area of data analysis and freedom of information, and is committed to ending violations of data protection laws.
Approved certification provider for the certification "EDAA Trust Seal"
ePrivacy is approved by the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA) as an independent certification provider for the EDAA Trust Seal. This privacy seal is especially aimed to the sector of online behavioral advertisement and documents the compliance with the iab Europe OBA Framework.
The EDAA was established in 2011 by a number of European digital and advertising industry associations. The Brussels-based organization regulates compliance with the requirements of the iab Europe OBA Framework.
Member of the working group "Mobile Sicherheit" within "Nationaler IT-Gipfels"
"Nationale IT-Gipfel" ist the central platform for collaboration with policy, business and academia to strengthen the ICT location in Germany. "Nationaler IT-Gipfel" is held annually since 2006. The already ninth "IT-Gipfel" will take place in Hamburg on 21 October 2014. "IT-Gipfel" is prepared in high-level working groups.
ePrivacy is now a member of the Working Group 4 "Mobile Security". In this working group the IT security of smartphones and tabltes is the core issue. This also relates to the mass market of mobile apps, as also realting to people or business-critical mobile devices which are processed. In addition, the UAG is concerned with the development of a mobiel ecosystem for the provision of a tool secure app programming and the development of a decision supporting the use of certain mobile operating systems.
ePrivacy is a member of the BVDW (Federal Association of the Digital Economy)
The Bundesverband Digitale Wirtschaft (BVDW) e.V. is the organisation representing the interests of companies in the fields of interactive marketing, digital content and interactive added value. Prof. Dr. Christoph Bauer and Dr. Frank Eickmeier are longstanding members of the “Working Unit for Targeting” at the BVDW, and participated in the introduction of the “OBA Agreement” in various workshops at the International Advertising Board EU (IAB EU).
This collaboration ensures that ePrivacy is immediatly aware of new developments in the digital economy, and can adjust to them accordingly.
ePrivacy is a member of the Bundesverband Internetmedizin (BiM)
The BiM - Bundesverband Internetmedizin offers a platform for the service professionals, payers and providers of medical internet services in direct cooperation with the medical fraternity. The BiM exerts itself for he fact that in Germany the internet medicine can be promoted with all partners and in particular with the know-how and the independence of the qualified doctors.
The explained aims of the BiM include, among others, the development of guidelines, standards and limits for the offer of internet medicine, the quality certification for suppliers of healthcare information and services on the internet and the establishment of a communication platform for all suggestions and developments in th field of internet medicine.
Member of the Health-i Board of Handelsblatt and Techniker Krankenkasse
Prof. Dr. Christoph Bauer is member of the Health-i Board, an initiative of the newspaper Handelsblatt and the health insurance Techniker Krankenkasse, that brings together experts from various fields in a think tank about the healthcare industry. The expert board consists of doctors, professors, journalists, bloggers, entrepreneurs and politicians.
ePrivacy contributes its expertise in digitalization and data protection issues of the healthcare industry. Every year the Health-i Board presents the Health-i Award to students, start-ups and companies that revolutionize the healthcare industry by innovative ideas.
Appointment to the advisory board of Stiftung Warentest
Stiftung Warentest was founded in 1964 by a decision of the German Bundestag, to offer consumers an independent and objective support through comparative testing of products and services. Since its foundation, Stiftung Warentest has tested around 94.000 products in more than 5.500 testings. There have also more than 2.500 service tests taken place.
Prof. Dr. Bauer was appointed in August 2015 as an expert to the advisory board for the study project "security software for mobile devices" of the Stiftung Warentest. We are very pleased that ePrivacy can contribute to the proper investigation of security software.
Member of the Bundesverband Informationswirtschaft, Telekommunikation und neue Medien e.V. - BITKOM
Die zentralen Anliegen des Bundesverband Informationswirtschaft, Telekommunikation und neue Medien e.V. - BITKOM sind politische Interessenvertretung, Networking und fachlicher Austausch. BITKOM vertritt und vernetzt auch mittelständische Unternehmen, sowie StartUps und fungieren als qualifizierte Ansprechpartner zu Themen wie ECM, Software und IT-Services, Sicherheit und Vertrauen, Recht und Steuern, Telekommunikation und Web, Technologie und Konvergenz, sowie Datenschutz und internationale Geschäftsentwicklung. Ebenso bietet die BITKOM Akademie ein vielseitiges Bildungsangebot im Bereich der ITK-Brache.
ePrivacy is a member of the International Advertising Bureau EU (IAB EU)
The Interactive Advertising Bureau of European Member States (IAB Europe) is the voice of digital business. Its mission is to protect, promote and professionalize Europe’s online advertising, media, research and analytics industries. Together with its members – companies and national trade associations – IAB Europe represents over 5,500 organisations.
ePrivacy is a member of IAB Europe and has participated in the design and introduction of the voluntary commitment for targeted advertising (IAB Europe OBA Framework).
Prof. Dr. Christoph Bauer is a member of the Policy Committee of IAB Europe.
Member of the association Gesundheitsmetropole Hamburg e.V.
The association Gesundheitsmetropole Hamburg e.V. fosters exchange and networking among entrepreneurs of health businesses in Hamburg. The members aim to investigate trends and innovations of the healthcare sector and to support Hamburg as a healthcare location.
ePrivacy is member of the association Gesundheitsmetropole Hamburg e.V. and of the task force eHealth, which addresses current subjects around the digitalization of healthcare.
ePrivacy is a member of the Local Based Marketing Association (LBMA)
The Local Based Marketing Association - LBMA is an international group dedicated to fostering, education and collaborative innovation at the intersection of people, places and media.
The goal of the LBMA is to educate, share best practices, establish guidelines for growth and to promote the services of member companies to brands and other content-related providers.
ePrivacy is a member of the Association of Data Protection Officers (BvD)
The Berufsverband der Datenschutzbeauftragten (BvD) e.V. functions as an interface between business, government, academia, regulators and the Privacy Commissioner. Founded in 1989, the association includes the oldest representative bodies for Regulatory & Privacy Officers and Privacy Consultants in Germany.
ePrivacy is a member of the Association for Data Protection and Data Security (GDD)
The Gesellschaft für Datenschutz und Datensicherheit (GDD) e.V. advises and supports the data processing bodies, in particular the Data Protection Commissioner, with the meeting and implementation of the various technical and organizational requirements associated with privacy and data security laws.
ePrivacy is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) is a community of professionals who are devoted oneself to help organizations to protect their data and manage risks successfully. IAPP is one of the world's largest and most comprehensive global information privacy communities. In todays fast developing information economy the IAPP manages a network of people, tools and practices of the global information management.
The Membership in the International Association of Privacy Professionals allows ePrivacy exclusive insights on privacy-related content, expert analysis, legislative alerts and reporting.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology SIT is the leading expert for IT security and develops solutions for immediate implementation, tailored to the customer’s needs. Numerous successful projects with international partners demonstrate a trusting and reliable cooperation.
This cooperation ideally complements our expertise in the development of data protection technologies and software solutions.