Personal data may only be transferred from Europe to the USA if they are protected there more effectively than before from access by the American security authorities. This follows from a ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on data transfer from the Irish...

Internet merchants may charge an additional fee for payments made using Sofortüberweisung or PayPal. The legal prohibition does not apply when switching on the expensive payment service providers. Until now, retailers have had to price in the high fees in such a way that all...

The market for online applications will reach a record high in 2021. The sales forecast of the industry association Bitkom of 2.9 billion euros for 2021 sees the Corona crisis as one of the reasons. The in-app purchases are a multiple of the actual app...

It does not come as a complete surprise to the professional world: The Mastercard credit card scheme is allowing “Maestro” to expire by mid-2023. Developed in 1991 by Eurokartensysteme as a subsidiary of the German banks, which has since been sold to Mastercard for a...