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Sophie Herold is an associate in Covington’s Frankfurt office and a member of the firm’s Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group. She advises companies on data protection, technology and licensing issues with a focus on the pharmaceutical, life sciences and healthcare sectors.

She provides guidance on a broad range of AI, big data, digital health, IoT and cloud-related matters and represents national and international clients in all areas of intellectual property law, especially with regard to trademark, copyright and unfair competition law. Her practice also includes all aspects of Outsourcing as well as IP and IT issues in the context of M&A transactions.

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On June 1, 2021, several German supervisory authorities (“SAs”) announced the launch of a “nationwide investigation” into German companies transferring personal data outside of the European Economic Area.  Currently, there is no official list of all the SAs participating in the investigation, but at least 8 of Germany’s 16 regional SAs have announced their intention to take part in it, including: Baden Wuerttemberg, Bavaria, Berlin, Brandenburg, Hamburg, Lower Saxony, Rhineland-Palatinate, and Saarland.
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