Paul Christopher John

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Paul C. Johannes LL.M.
Pfannkuchstr. 1
34109 Kassel
Phone: +49 561 804-6083
Fax: +49 561 804-6081
E-mail: paul.johannes[at]uni-kassel[dot]de


  • Since 2022 Managing Partner Data Law Consulting Company
  • Since 2020 Research associate in the project GEMIMEG-II
  • 2018 to 2020 Research assistant in the project Auditor.
  • Since 2018 deputy managing director provet.
  • Since 2016 Member of the WG Research Data Management of the University of Kassel.
  • 2015 to 2018 Research associate in the project LiDaKrA.
  • 2014 to 2015 Research assistant in the project ProPrivacy.
  • 2012 to 2014 Research associate at provet, project Evidence-based electronic laboratory notebook II(BeLab II).
  • 2010 to 2012 Research associate at provet, project Evidence-proof electronic laboratory notebook (BeLab).
  • Since 2010 Attorney at Law, self-employed.
  • 2009-2010 Attorney at law at Schindhelm Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, Osnabrück.
  • 2007-2008 LL.M. studies of legal informatics in the European Legal Informatics Study Programme at Leibniz University Hannover and Queen Mary University, London.
  • 2007 - 2008 IT-Consultant.
  • 2007 Second State Examination in Law.
  • 2005 - 2007 Legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Oldenburg, stations in Osnabrück and Göttingen, elective station at the Federal Network Agency, Bonn.
  • 2004 First State Examination in Law.
  • 2002 - 2004 Studied law at the University of Hanover.
  • 1999 - 2002 Studies of Law and Computer Science at the Friedrich Schiller University, Jena.

Publications

Books

Commentaries

  • §§ 45, 47, 49, 51 - 53, 62 - 81 BDSG, in: Sydow/Marsch (eds.), Datenschutz-Grundverordnung | Bundesdatenschutzgesetz Handkommentar, Baden-Baden 2022 (together with R. Weinhold).
  • §§ Sections 25, 39, 40, 44 - 48, 58, 59, 62 - 72, 77, 78 HDSIG in Roßnagel (ed.), Handkommentar Landesdatenschutzgesetz Hessen mit Informationsfreiheitsrecht, Baden-Baden 2021.
  • Art. 24, 25 BayDSG in Schröder (ed.), Handkommentar Landesdatenschutzgesetz Bayern, Baden Baden 2021.
  • §§ 37- 39, 41 - 44, 62 - 65 DSG NRW, in: Pabst/Schwartmann (eds.), Datenschutzgesetz NRW, Baden-Baden 2020 (together with R. Weinhold).
  • § 40 DSG NRW, in: Pabst/Schwartmann (eds.), Datenschutzgesetz NRW, Baden-Baden 2020. 
  • §§ 45, 47, 49, 51 - 53, 62 - 81 BDSG, in: Sydow (ed.), Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, Baden-Baden 2020 (together with R. Weinhold).

Essays in journals

  • TTDSG - an overview with cookie supplement, LRZ 2022, Rn. 757 - 800, www.lrz.legal/2022Rn757.
  • Privacy and Data Security in China Overview of PIPL and DSL, Zeitschrift für Datenschutz (ZD) 2/2022, pp. 90 - 98.
  • Impact of foreign legislation on German cybersecurity, Datenschutz und Datensicherheit 3/2022, pp. 156 - 163 (together with A. Roßnagel, C. L. Geminn, J. Müller). 
  • The commissioning of external experts by the medical services, NZS 21/2021, pp. 835 - 840 (together with m. C. Geminn).
  • Balancing for security of data processing through technical and organizational measures, InTer 2021, p. 140 - 146 (zus. m. C. Geminn).
  • Certification of data processing operations in the police, Die Polizei 10/2020, pp. 409 - 415.
  • Data Protection Impact Assessment in the Wake of Legislation, Zeitschrift für Datenschutz (ZD) 10/2019, pp. 435 - 440 (zus. m. A. Roßnagel und C. Geminn).
  • Comparison - The Data Protection Officer under the GDPR, the JHA Directive and the future BDSG, Zeitschrift für Datenschutz (ZD) 12/2017, pp. VIII - XII.
  • Research Data Management in Law - A View from the Outside in, Die öffentliche Verwaltung (DÖV) 21/2017, pp. 899 - 906.
  • GDPR: Guidance on the autonomous interpretation of the reference to persons, Zeitschrift für Datenschutz (ZD) 5/2017, pp. 221 - 226 (together with J. Hofmann).
  • Privileged Processing in the BDSG-E - Rules for Archiving, Research and Statistics, Data Protection and Data Security (DuD)  5/2017, pp. 300 - 305 (together with P. Richter).
  • European Data Protection in Law Enforcement and Security - The New Data Protection Directive in the Field of Police and Justice and its Consequences for German Legislation and Practice, DVBl. 23/2016, pp. 1501 - 1506 (together with R. Weinhold).
  • Pokémon, Augmented Reality und die Verschleierung von Positionsdaten, Zeitschrift für Datenschutz (ZD) 11/2016, ZD-Fokus VIII et seq.
  • Shields against the NSA, Datenschutz und Datensicherheit (DuD), 2/2015, pp. 71 - 77. (together with T. Hahn and B. Lange).
  • Prerequisites for the electronic file, Städte- und Gemeinderat, 4/2015, pp. 13 - 14.
  • Electronic Forms in Administrative Procedure - New Form of Written Form Replacement, Multimedia und Recht (MMR), 11/2013, pp. 694 - 700.
  • Draft EU Regulation on Electronic Identification and Trust Services - New Rules for Electronic Security Services, Zeitschrift für Datenschutz (ZD) 2/2013, pp. 65 - 72. (together with A. Roßnagel).
  • The researcher's right to data protection, Datenschutz und Datensicherheit (DuD) 11/2012, pp. 817 - 822.
  • Die TKG-Novelle 2012, Kommunikation & Recht 4/2012, pp. 244 - 250 (together with A. Roßnagel, A. Kartal).

Articles in anthologies

  • Consent and Instruction in Police Data Protection, in: C. Heinze (ed.), Daten, Plattformen und KI als Dreiklang unserer Zeit, Tagungsband DSRI-Herbstakademie 2022, pp. 213 - 228.
  • Trust services or bear services? Legal Security of Customer Portals Blockchain & Co through or alongside the eIDAS Regulation, in:  Hentschel/Hornung/Jandt(eds.), Mensch - Technik - Umwelt: Verantwortung für eine sozialverträgliche Zukunft, Baden-Baden 2020,  pp. 587 - 602.
  • Chapter 6: Recommendations for action, in: M. Steinebach/K. Bader/L. Rinsdorf/N. Krämer/A. Roßnagel (eds.): Uncovering and Combating Disinformation, Baden-Baden 2020, pp. 195 - 214 (together with. C. Jansen, N. Krämer, M. Kreutzer, L.I. Löber, L. Rinsdorf, A. Roßnagel, L. Schaewitz).
  • Data Protection in Police and Security Law, in:  I. Spiecker gen. Döhmann / S. Bretthauer, Documentation on Data Protection with Freedom of Information Law, Baden-Baden 2018, E 8.0.
  • Science, Research and Education - Introduction, in:  I. Spiecker gen. Döhmann / S. Bretthauer, Documentation on Data Protection with Freedom of Information Law, Baden-Baden 2018, E 10.0.
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights and Basic Law, in: Roßnagel, A. (ed.), Das neue Datenschutzrecht - Europäische Datenschutz-Grundverordnung und deutsche Datenschutzgesetze, Baden-Baden 2018, pp. 54 - 61.
  • Archiving, in: Roßnagel, A. (ed.), Das neue Datenschutzrecht - Europäische Datenschutz-Grundverordnung und deutsche Datenschutzgesetze, Baden-Baden 2018, pp. 314 - 324.
  • Scientific Research, , in: Roßnagel, A. (ed.), The New Data Protection Law - European Data Protection Regulation and German Data Protection Laws, Baden-Baden 2018, pp. 324 - 336.
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights and Basic Law, in: Roßnagel (ed.), European Data Protection Regulation - Primacy of Union Law - Applicability of National Law, Baden-Baden 2017, pp. 78 - 86.
  • Wissenschaft und Forschung, in: Roßnagel (ed.), Europäische Datenschutz-Grundverordnung - Vorrang des Unionsrecht - Anwendbarkeit des nationalen Rechts, Baden-Baden 2017, pp. 233 - 244.
  • Archivierung, in: Roßnagel (ed.), Europäische Datenschutz-Grundverordnung - Vorrang des Unionsrechts - Anwendbarkeit des nationalen Rechts, Baden-Baden 2017, pp. 254 - 263.
  • Automatisierte Integritätssicherung von wissenschaftlichen Primärdaten ab ihrer Erhebung, in: P. Müller, B. Neumair, H. Reiser, G. Dreo Rodosek (eds.): 6. DFN-Forum Kommunikationstechnologien, Beiträge der Fachtagung 3. bis 4. Juni 2013, Erlangen, GI, Bonn, 2013, pp. 97 - 106 (together with J. Potthoff, M. Stumpf). 
  • eID im Forschungsprozess, in: BSI (ed.), Informationssicherheit stärken, Vertrauen in die Zukunft schaffen, Tagungsband 13. Deutscher IT-Sicherheitskongress 2013 (together with J. Potthoff, M. Madiesh, S. Hackel, B. Neumair, A. Roßnagel). 
  • Enhancing the Provability in Digital Archives by Using a Verifiable Metadata Analysis Web Service, in: ICIW 2012 - The Seventh International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services, 2012, pp. 113 - 117 (together with J. Potthoff, S. Rieger).
  • Evidence-based electronic laboratory, patient and case records, in: Proceedings perspegktive 2011 (together with J. Potthoff, M. Madiesh.). 
  • Elektronisch signierende Endgeräte im Forschungsprozess, in: P. Schartner, J. Taeger (eds.): D-A-CH Security 2011- Tagungsband, 2011, pp. 44 - 55 (together with J. Potthoff, S. Rieger). 
  • Scientific Data Lifecycle - Evidence Preservation and Technologies, in BSI (ed.): Sicher in die digitale Welt von morgen - Tagungsband zum 12. Deutschen IT-Sicherheitskongress, SecuMedia, 2011, pp. 403 - 418. (together with S. Hackel, J. Potthoff, M. Madiesh, S. Rieger).
  • Evidence security and archiving of research data in the MPG, in: A. Oberreuter, S. Vollmar, A. Weiße (eds.): 27th DV Meeting of the Max Planck Institutes, 14-16 September 2010 in Göttingen, GWDG Report No. 77, GWDG 2011, pp. 29 - 41 (together with J. Potthoff). 
  • Elektronisches Laborbuch: Beweiswerterhaltung und Langzeitarchivierung in der Forschung, in: S. Schomburg et al (eds.): Digitale Wissenschaft - Stand und Entwicklung digital vernetzter Forschung in Deutschland, 20/21 September 2010, Cologne, Beiträge der Tagung, hbz, 2011, pp. 149 - 156 (together with M. S. Rieger, P.C. Johannes, J. Potthoff, M. Madiesh).

Short articles

  • European data law - a cheat sheet, ZD-Aktuell 2022, 01166.
  • Market overview of training courses for data protection officers, ZD-Aktuell 2022, 01115.
  • Quick Reference Guide to eIDAS Regulation 910/2014, ZD-Aktuell 2021, 05268.
  • China: Second Draft of Data Protection Law published, ZD-Aktuell 2021, 05219.
  • USA: Possible Impact of Presidency Joe Bidens on the data protection, ZD-Aktuell 2020, 07441.
  • GEMIMEG II: Sensors and digital twins - secure and robust calibrated measurement systems, ZD Update 07280.
  • Need for and content of a law for Corona tracing apps, ZD-Aktuell 07114.
  • Data protection after Corona - what is there, what remains, what is coming?, ZD-Aktuell 07073 (together with C. Geminn, N. Miedzianowski).
  • Comparison of HDSIG with BDSG, DS-GVO and JI-RL, ZD-Aktuell 06977 (together with D. Zwirner).
  • Comparison - Compensation for Damages under BDSG, JI Directive and DS-GVO, ZD-Aktuell 06925.
  • Security of data processing under Section 64 BDSG compared to the JHA Directive and DS-GVO, ZD-Aktuell 06875.
  • EDSA: Guidelines 2/2019 on contract data processing published, ZD-Aktuell 06821.
  • Adaptation of the StPO: Draft Law on the Implementation of the JHA Directive in Criminal Proceedings, ZD-Aktuell 2018, 06391.
  • Privacy by Design and Privay by Default - Regulations for Police and Law Enforcement Agencies Compared to the GDPR, ZD-Aktuell 2018, 06291.
  • "The General Data Protection Regulation - A New Era of Data Protection?", ZD-Aktuell 2018, 04314 (together with C. Geminn).
  • Status of the adaptation of the data protection laws of the Länder to the GDPR, ZD-Aktuell 2018, 06148.
  • Comparison - Procedure directories for police and law enforcement authorities according to BDSG, DS-GVO and JHA Directive, ZD-Aktuell 2018, 06100.
  • Data Protection and the Coalition Agreement of the GroKo, ZD-Aktuell 2018, 06056.
  • Privacy in the Jurisprudence of the BVerfG, ZD-Aktuell 2018, 06007.
  • Muskat: Project on improved video surveillance completed, ZD-Aktuell 2017, 05898.
  • Differences in Data Protection Impact Assessments for Police and Law Enforcement Agencies under European and German Law, ZD-Aktuell 2017, 05852.
  • The juxtaposition - The data protection officer under the GDPR, JHA Directive and future BDSG, ZD-Aktuell 2017, 05794.
  • The juxtaposition - General principles of data processing under the new BDSG, DS-GVO and JI Directive, ZD-Aktuell 2017, 05757.
  • LiDaKrA: BKA and LKA Hessen test new Internet analysis tool, ZD-Aktuell 2017, 05663.
  • Bundesrat approves new BDSG, ZD-Aktuell 2017, 05626.
  • The BDSG draft and the mystery of "23", ZD-Aktuell 2017, 05533.
  • Bundestag: Law to reduce written form in federal administrative law passed, ZD-Aktuell 2017, 05489.
  • Radar: New security system to assess dangerous persons, ZD-Aktuell 2017, 05491.
  • Draft eIDAS implementation law in departmental vote, ZD-Aktuell 2016, 05423.
  • BMI's first draft bill for an implementing law for the GDPR withdrawn after heavy criticism, ZD-Aktuell 2016, 05322.
  • Pokémon, augmented reality and the concealment of location data, ZD-Aktuell 2016, 05321.

Policy Advice

  • Draft amendments to the proposed Data Governance Act with regard to Anonymisation, Expert Opinion for VZBV 2021 (together M. C. Geminn).
  • Opinion on the occasion of the hearing of the Committee on the Interior and Local Affairs of the Brandburg State Parliament on the Law on the Implementation of Directive (EU) 2016/680 for the Processing of Personal Data by the Police and the Judiciary and Execution of Measures of the State of Brandenburg and on the Amendment of Other Laws Draft Law of the State Government, LT-Drs 6/10692, 2019, published as Annex 5 to LT-Drs 6/11544.
  • Statement on the occasion of the public hearing of the Interior Committee of the Saxon State Parliament on November 12, 2018, on the Act to Restructure the Police Law of the Free State of Saxony, LT-Drs 6/14791, 2018, published in the minutes of the public hearing, Apr 6/6-54B, Annex B4.

Judgment Notes

  • Note on LG Bonn: authentication in telephone contact with customer centers - 1&1 judgment of 11.11.2020 - 29 OWi 1/20, MMR 2021, 173 (together m. C. Geminn)

Other

  • BSI Technical Guideline 03138 Replacing Scanning (RESISCAN)Application Note R - Non-Binding Legal Guidance, v. 1.2 of June 15, 2018 = BSI TR-03138-R (zus. m. A. Roßnagel).
  • STRENGTHEN DATA PROTECTION, ENABLE INNOVATION - How to flesh out the coalition agreement, Policy Paper of the Forum Privatheit 2018 (zus. m. A. Roßnagel, T. Bile, C. Geminn, O. Grigoriev, M. Karaboga, N. Krämer, N. Maier, N. Martin, J. Müller, M. Nebel, M. Friedewald, B. Bremert).
  • Arbeitshilfe zur Datenschutz-Grundverordnung - Synopse der deutschen Übersetzung der DSGVO in der Entwurffassung vom 28. Januar 2016 zur verkünten Fassung, A. Roßnagel (Ed.), ITeG Technical Reports Band 4, Kassel: Kassel University Press, 2016 (zus. m. C. Barlag, S. Blazy, C. Geminn, J. Hofmann, C. Hohmann, D. Hoidn, S. Jandt, A. Laubach, N. Maier, K. Marschall, J. Müller, M. Nebel, V. Ossoinig, P. Richter, F. Schaller, and R. Weinhold).

Lectures

  • Consent in Police Data Protection Law, DSRI Autumn Academy, September 16, 2022, Hannover.
  • Introduction to Data Protection, TRUST - Training on Handling Sensitive Research Data, December 4, 2018, University of Marburg.
  • "Tools and Rules," Standing Up To State Capture: Innovative Methods to Investigate Fraud and Corruption in EU Funding for Agriculture, Centre for the Study of Democracy (CSD), September 13-14, 2018, Sofia, Bulgaria.  
  • "Analysis of Bulk Data by the Police - Legal Aspects," 21st European Police Congress, Forum Aspects of Data Processing by Police Authorities, February 6, 2018, Berlin.
  • "Data Analysis Systems in the Police in Light of the New Data Protection Law," The Further Development of Data Protection, Forum Privatheit Interdisciplinary Conference, November 2-3, 2017, Berlin.
  • "Legal Powers to Investigate the Darknet," Die Polizei und das Darknet, Bund Deutscher Kriminalbeamter, Landesverband Saarland, September 27, 2017, Völklingen.
  • "Biometrics in the Workplace," Datenschutz- und Technologieberatung (dtb), Health Data without Protection? The new data treasure in the workplace, September 13, 2017, Berlin.
  • "Image Evidence in Court," Documentarisms, Symposium Accompanying the Exhibition "Fictions are Useful," August 19, 2017, Dresden.
  • "Which Conflicts between eIDAS and German Evidence Law Need to be Considered?", Legally Secure Digital Administration in the Public Sector, European Academy for Tax, Economics & Law, May 29, 2017, Berlin.
  • "Simulation studies: key lessons from conducted trial simulations," Legally Secure Digital Administration in the Public Sector, European Academy for Tax, Economics & Law, May 29, 2017, Berlin.
  • "Probativeness of trust services and impact of eIDAS on procedural rules," Workshop on the Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market, University of Verona/University of Münster/University of Bayreuth,  25 November 2016, Münster.
  • "Legal requirements and challenges for long-term security systems," July 18, 2016, Workshop on Protection of Long-Lived Systems (PLLS) 2016, Darmstadt.
  • "Novellierung des Signaturgesetzes, Informationstag "Elektronische Signatur", Joint event of TeleTrusT and VOI, September 17, 2015, Berlin.
  • "Importance of preserving the evidentiary value of electronic data," 1st E-Government Conference Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, September 8, 2015, Schwerin.
  • "Privacy tools and law, Panel Do-it-Yourself Privacy Protection: Empowerment or Burden, Computer, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) 2015 Conference," January 23, 2015, Brussels, Belgium.
  • "Self-Privacy - A Fundamental Right?", 1st ITeG Research Day, December 3, 2014, Kassel, Germany.
  • "Data Protection of the Researcher," supporting program of the provet e.V. General Meeting 2014, October 24, 2014, Kassel.
  • "Research Data and Data Protection - Rules of Processing," FIZ Karlsruhe - Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure, conference " Research Data Management: Organizational, Technical, and Legal Challenges ", September 15, 2014, Karlsruhe.
  • "Encryption and Citizen Security," Alcatel-Lucent Foundation for Communications Research Conference "Alliance of Media Law and Information Technology 2014 - The Global Surveillance State," May 20, 2014, Stuttgart.
  • "eID and De-Mail - Opportunities and Risks in e-Government and Electronic Legal Transactions," Forum Public Sector Parc, CeBIT, March 13, 2014, Hannover.
  • "Changes in Signature Law - New Momentum for the Qualified Signature," Alcatel-Lucent Foundation for Communications Research Conference "Secure Identification and Trust Services in Europe," May 3, 2013, Stuttgart.
  • "Evidential Value of Electronic Documents - The Changes in eGovernment and eJustice Law," CAST Workshop "Law and IT Security," March 5, 2013, Darmstadt.
  • "Enhancing the Provability in Digital Archives by Using a Verifiable Metadata Analysis Web Service," WebTel - ICIW 2012, May 27 - June 1, 2012, Stuttgart.
  • "Challenges of Enterprise Rights Management: Legal Aspects," ERM Days: Protecting Engineering Data with Enterprise Rights Management, February 10, 2011, Stuttgart.
  • "Evidence Security through Electronic Signature," 2nd Annual E-File Conference 2010, November 19, 2010, Berlin.
  • "Electronic lab book: preservation of evidence and long-term archiving in research," Digitale Wissenschaft 2010, September 21, 2010, Cologne.
  • "Evidence Preservation and Archiving of Research Data in the MPG," 27th DV Meeting of the Max Planck Institutes: September 14-16, 2010, Göttingen.

Courses

  • Legal Advice Data Protection and Law of digital Society, Seminar, Winter Semester 2022/2023.
  • Public commercial law, lecture summer semester 2022.
  • Legal advice data protection and law of the digital society, seminar, winter semester 2021/2022.
  • Special economic administrative law, lecture, summer semester 2021.
  • Legal advice in data protection and electronic legal transactions, seminar, winter semester 2020/2021,
  • Special economic administrative law, lecture, summer semester 2020,
  • Legal advice in data protection and electronic legal transactions, seminar, winter semester 2019/2020,
  • Special economic administrative law, lecture, summer semester 2019,
  • Special economic administrative law, lecture, winter semester 2018/2019,
    Legal advice in data protection and electronic legal transactions, seminar, winter semester 2018/2019,
  • Special economic administrative law, lecture, summer semester 2018,
  • Legal advice in data protection and electronic legal transactions, seminar, summer semester 2018,
  • Law I for economics - tutorial, summer semester 2015.
  • NSA and citizen security, seminar, summer term 2014.
  • Further developments in electronic legal transactions, seminar, summer semester 2013.