Konstantin von Reden-Lütcken (email@example.com) is a Berlin-based criminal defense lawyer specializing in economic and tax criminal law, forensic investigations, and compliance risk management.
Data protection shifted into focus over the last few years as personal data became more prominent and sensitivity increased in respect to potential misuse. When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was announced in 2016 to become valid in May 2018, panic-like hysteria emerged, pushed by consultants who sought to conquer a share in the consultancy market for data protection. On a daily basis, the question, “Are you GDPR-ready?” was raised in all kinds of communities. The law created or increased a valid sensitivity toward the handling of personal data, but it can also be used to try and avoid prosecution, internal investigations of misconduct, or even criminal offenses of employees or other personnel.