Dr. Maxi Nebel, Ass. iur.

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Dr. Maxi Nebel Ass. iur.
Pfannkuchstr. 1
34109 Kassel
Phone: +49 561 804-6091
Fax: +49 561 804-6081
E-mail: m.nebel[at]uni-kassel[dot]de

  • Since 2022 managing partner of Datenrecht Beratungsgesellschaft
  • Since October 2021 research associate   in the project GEMIMEG-II.
  • From May 2014 to March 2021 Research Associate in the Forum Privacy and Self-Determined Living in the Digital World(Privacy-Forum and Privacy -Forum II).
  • October 2015-October 2018 Associated PhD Student of the DFG Research Training Group Privacy and Trust for Mobile Users.
  • June 2013-February 2014 Simulation study "Replacing Scanning" in cooperation with DATEV e.G.
  • March 2013 to April 2014 Scholarship holder at the University of Kassel for the Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt(CASED).
  • January 2012 to February 2013 Research assistant in the projects Internet Privacy and RESISCAN.
  • 2011 Second state examination in law.
  • 2009 to 2011 Legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Nuremberg, with station at Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, LLP in Washington, DC.
  • 2009 First State Law Examination; awarded the academic degree "Diplomjuristin".
  • 2004-2009 Law studies at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, with focus on International Law and European Law.



Book publications as author


Articles in professional journals

  • Learning Analytics according to statutes, legally secure use by universities, Datenschutz und Datensicherheit (DuD) 11/2023, 715-720 (together with Johannes, Paul C. and Geminn, C. L.).

  • Responsibility under data protection law when using fan pages and social plug-ins, in: Recht der Datenverarbeitung (RDV) 2019, Issue 1, 9-13.

  • The permissibility of collecting a clear name in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation, in: Kommunikation und Recht (K&R) 2019, Issue 3, 148-152.

  • Big data and data protection in the world of work, risks of digitalization and remedies, in: Zeitschrift für Datenschutz (ZD) 2018, Issue 11, pp. 520-524.

  • Electronic court files - New challenges for the expert's work, in: Der Sachverständige (DS) 2016, pp. 248-254 (together with Jandt, S. and Nielsen, A.).

  • Protection of personality - privacy or self-determination?, in: Zeitschrift für Datenschutz (ZD) 2015, Issue 11, pp. 517-522.

  • What remains of European data protection law?-Reflections on the draft Council Regulation of the GDPR, in: Zeitschrift für Datenschutz (ZD) 2015, Issue 10, pp. 455-460 (together with Roßnagel, A. and Richter, P.).

  • (Lost) self-determination in the sea of data - privacy in the age of big data, in: Datenschutz und Datensicherheit (DuD) 2015, Heft 7, S. 455-459 (together with Roßnagel, A.).

  • Evidence by means of substitute scanned documents, in: Neue Juristische Wochenschrift (NJW) 2014, Issue 13, pp. 886-891 (together with Roßnagel, A.).

  • The electronic future of legal practice - legal problems in the outsourcing of scanning services, in: Neue Juristische Wochenschrift (NJW) 2013, Issue 22, 1570-1575 (together with Jandt, S.).

  • Data protection for internet services under the GDPR - Comparison of the German legal situationwith the Commission's draft, in: Zeitschrift für Datenschutz (ZD) 2012, Heft 9, S. 407-413 (together with Richter, P.).



  • §§ 19, 54-56 HDSIG, in: Roßnagel, A. (ed.), Hessisches Datenschutz- und Informationsfreiheitsgesetz, Handkommentar, Nomos 2021.


Articles in anthologies and handbooks

  • eIdentity in the new data law: The interplay of decentralized, legally secure electronic identification and the right to anonymityin: Friedewald, M. / Roßnagel, A. / Neuburger, R. / Bieker, F. / Hornung, G. (eds.), Daten-Fairness in einer globalisierten Welt, Nomos 2023, pp. 201-224 (together with Johannes, P. C.).
  • New concepts for the protection of fundamental rights in the digital worldin: Roßnagel, A. and Friedewald, M. (eds.), Die Zukunft von Privatheit und Selbstbestimmung, Analysen und Empfehlungen zum Schutz der Grundrechte in der digitalen Welt, Springer 2022, pp. 3-48 (together with Roßnagel, A./Bile, T./Geminn, C. L.).

  • The right of children and young people to privacy in digital environments: Recommendations for action by the Forum Privatheit, in: Stapf, I. / Ammicht Quinn, R. / Friedewald, M. / Heesen, J. / Krämer, N. (eds.), Aufwachsen in überwachten Umgebungen, Interdisziplinäre Positionen zu Privatheit und Datenschutz in Kindheit und Jugend, Nomos 2021, pp. 351-376, 
    (together with Stapf, I. / Meinert, J. / Heesen, J. / Krämer, J. / Ammicht Quinn, R. / Bieker, F. / Friedwald, M. / Geminn, C. / Martin, C. / Ochs, C.).

  • Digital learning - Data protection legal bases of learning platforms for children and adults,in: Stapf, I. / Ammicht Quinn, R. / Friedewald, M. / Heesen, J. / Krämer, N. (eds.), Aufwachsen in überwachten Umgebungen, Interdisziplinäre Positionen zu Privatheit und Datenschutz in Kindheit und Jugend, Nomos 2021.

  • Data protection responsibility in times of social networks. Differentiation between joint and collective responsibility of providers and users, in: Hentschel, A. / Hornung, G. / Jandt, S. (eds.), Mensch - Technik - Umwelt: Verantwortung für eine sozialverträgliche Zukunft, Festschrift für Alexander Roßnagel zum 70. Geburtstag, Nomos 2020, pp. 333-352.

  • Encouraging and demanding: Regulatory forms for incentivizing a more effective protection of privacy and informational self-determination, in: Friedewald, M. (ed.), Privatheit und selbstbestimmtes Leben in der digitalen Welt, Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven auf aktuelle Herausforderungen des Datenschutzes, Springer Vieweg 2018, pp. 83-126 (together with Bile, T. / Geminn, C. / Grigorjew, O. / Husemann, C. / Roßnagel, A.).

  • Rechtswege, in: Roßnagel, A. (ed.), Das neue Datenschutzrecht, Europäische Datenschutz-Grundverordnung und deutsche Datenschutzgesetze, Baden-Baden 2018, § 2 para. 124-144.

  • Permission to process data, in: Roßnagel, A. (ed.), Das neue Datenschutzrecht, Europäische Datenschutz-Grundverordnung und deutsche Datenschutzgesetze, Baden-Baden 2018, § 3 para. 94-137.

  • Internationalization vs. nationalization in the age of the digital society. Ways out of a crisis of law and democracy, in: Friedewald, M. / Lamla, J. / Roßnagel, A. (eds.), "Informationelle Selbstbestimmung im digitalen Wandel", DuD-Fachbeiträge, Wiesbaden 2017, pp. 287-318 (together with Geminn, C.).

  • Erlaubnistatbestände, in: Roßnagel, A. (ed.), Europäische Datenschutz-Grundverordnung, Vorrang des Unionsrechts - Anwendbarkeit des nationalen Rechts, Baden-Baden 2017, pp. 130-143.

  • Legal channels and remedies, in: Roßnagel, A. (ed.), European General Data Protection Regulation, Primacy of Union law - Applicability of national law, Baden-Baden 2017, pp. 100-107.

  • Facebook knows your vote! -Big Data and the protection of political opinion in social networks, in: Richter, P. (ed.), Privatheit, Öffentlichkeit und demokratische Willensbildung in Zeiten von Big Data, Baden-Baden 2015, pp. 89-110.

  • Personal Information Dashboard: Putting the Individual Back in Control, in: Hildebrandt, M. / O'Hara, K. / Waidner, M. (eds.), The Value of Personal Data (Digital Enlightenment Yearbook 2013), IOS Press Amsterdam 2013, p. 139 - 164 (together with Buchmann, J. / Roßnagel, A. / Shirazi, F. / Simo, H. / Waidner, M.).

  • Internet Privacy - Options for adequate realization,in: Buchmann, J. (ed.), acatech STUDY, Springer 2013, 112 p. (together with Buchmann, J. / Capurro, R. / Löw, M. / Müller, G. / Pretschner, A. / Roßnagel, A. / Waidner, M. / Eiermann, K. / Eldred, M. / Kelbert, F. / Nagel, D. / Ochs, C. / Peters, M. / Richter, P. / Shirazi, F. / Simo, H.).

  • Better Internet Data Protection for Europe - Proposals for the Specification of the GDPR, in: Zeitschrift für Datenschutz (ZD) 2013, Heft 3, 103-108 (together with Roßnagel, A. and Richter, P.).

  • Internet Privacy from a jurisprudential perspective,in: Buchmann, J. (ed.), Internet Privacy: Eine multidisziplinäre Bestandsaufnahme / A multidisciplinary analysis (acatech STUDIE), Springer 2012, pp. 281-326 (together with Roßnagel, A. and Richter, P.).

  • Anwendung der TR-RESISCAN und TR-ESOR im Gesundheitswesen, in: GI-GMDS-Jahrestagung 2012, Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI) 2012, P-208, 1635-1650 (together with Hühnlein, D. / Jandt, S. / Korte, U. / Schumacher, A.).


White Paper and Policy Paper (Forum Privacy)


Policy advice


Short contributions

  • Deselect everything: With the Consent Management Regulation against the cookie banner jungle, ZD-aktuell 2022, 01321.

  • Clear name obligation according to GDPR and TTDSG, ZD-Aktuell 2022, 01077.

  • Privacy Forum: Policy paper on the evaluation of the GDPR, ZD-Aktuell 2020, 06979.

  • Data portability in social networks in a "quick check", in: ZD-Aktuell 2019, 04380.

  • Age limits for the consent of children under Art. 8 GDPR in the individual Member States, in: ZD-Aktuell 2019, 06645 and Zeitschrift für Datenschutz (ZD) 2019, Issue 8, p. VIII (together with Dräger, M.).

  • The sanctions regime of the GDPR, in: ZD-Aktuell 2019, 06545 and Zeitschrift für Datenschutz (ZD) 2019, Issue 6, p. VII.

  • White paper on new tracking methods, in: ZD-Aktuell 2018, 06197 and Zeitschrift für Datenschutz (ZD) 2018, Issue 9, p. VIII.

  • The NetzDG - better than its reputation, in: ZD-Aktuell 2018, 06101 and Zeitschrift für Datenschutz (ZD) 2018, Issue 7, pp. XIX-XX.

  • Saxony on the way to electronic administration, in: ZD-Aktuell 2018, 05952.

  • Criminal liability of an abusive attack on public WLAN networks, in: ZD-aktuell 2016, 05323 and Zeitschrift für Datenschutz (ZD) 2016, issue 12, p. XII-XIV.


Conference reports

  • Conference report on the annual conference of the Forum Privatheit "Growing up in monitored environments - How can data protection be implemented in schools and children's rooms?", in: ZD-aktuell 2020, 06929.

  • Forum Privatheit: Annual conference on the future of the data economy (conference report), in: ZD-aktuell 2018, 06343.

  • Die Fortentwicklung des Datenschutzes - Jahreskonferenz des Forum Privatheit, in: ZD-aktuell 2017, 05798 (together with Bile, T.).

  • Research project "Forum Privatheit und selbstbestimmtes Leben in der Digitalen Welt", in: ZD-aktuell 2017, 05532 (together with Grigorjew, O.).




  • "eIdentity in the New Data (Economic) Law - eIDAS 2.0 and the Promise of Decentralized Electronic Identification," Forum Privatheit 2022 Annual Conference "Data Fairness in a Globalized World - Fundamental Rights Protection and Competition for International Data Governance," October 13/14, 2022, Berlin (with Johannes, P. C.).
  • "Digital Learning - Data Protection Law Assessment of Learning Platforms," Forum Privatheit 2019 Annual Conference "Growing Up in Surveilled Environments - How to Implement Data Protection in Schools and Nurseries?", November 21-22, 2019, Berlin.
  • "Big Data und Datenschutz in der Arbeitswelt" [Big Data and Data Protection in the World of Work ], ZEWK thematic forum "Digitalisierung gestalten - Perspektiven für gute Arbeit" [Shaping Digitalization - Prospects for Good Work] at the Technical University of Berlin, April 26, 2018, Berlin.
  • Statement in the context of the public hearing of experts on the "Report on the Evaluation of the Saxon E-Government Act (SächsEGovG)," SLT-Drs. 6/9859, November 30, 2017, Saxon State Parliament, Dresden.
  • "Smart TV and Privacy," interview at "Medientage Special: TV Apps - The World of Connected TV," May 31, 2016, Munich.
  • "Internationalization vs. Nationalization in the Age of Global Computing," Forum Privatheit Interdisciplinary Conference "The Future of Informational Self-Determination," November 26-27, 2015, Berlin (with Geminn, C.).
  • "Beweiserhaltendes ersetzendes Scannen in der Verwaltung," 7th Hessian Municipal Data Protection Day, November 3, 2015, Butzbach/Hesse.
  • "Scan Products in Court - Results of the Simulation Study Replacing Scanning," 15th Magglingen Legal Informatics Seminar, May 18, 2015, Magglingen/Switzerland.
  • "Ersetzendes Scannen in der Arztpraxis, Ergebnisse der Simulationsstudie Ersetzendes Scannen," Kassenärztliche Bundesvereinigung (KBV), September 16, 2014, Berlin.
  • "Simulation Study Replacing Scanning - Project Results," BITKOM Signatures Working Group, April 9, 2014, Frankfurt.
  • "Big Data und der Schutz politischer Ansichten in sozialen Netzwerken," Interdisciplinary Workshop "Privatheit, Öffentlichkeit und demokratische Willensbildung in Zeiten von Big Data," January 22, 2014, Kassel.