Cornelius Sauerborn

Cornelius Sauerborn

Amalienstraße 67
80799 Munich

Cornelius is an associate at TALIENS Germany in Munich. He provides legal advice to national and international clients on privacy, trademark, unfair competition, design, domain name law.

He studied law at the University of Regensburg with a focus on information society law. During his legal clerkship, Cornelius worked as a legal trainee at an international law firm in Munich, Frankfurt and Düsseldorf, where he advised on German and European intellectual property and privacy law. He joined TALIENS in Munich in 2020 and was admitted to the bar in 2021, while conducting research in ePrivacy law at the University of Regensburg.

More recently, Cornelius has worked as a consultant to Brussels trade associations about provisions on manipulative interface design (“dark patterns”) and digital fairness, analysing the data protection, unfair commercial practices, and consumer law implications of this issue. He previously advised the German Federal Association of E-Commerce and Mail Order Business (bevh) and a German consumer organisation on this topic. He also advices a German federal authority on data protection issues relating to statistics.

Cornelius advises the Central Association of the German Advertising Industry (ZAW) on personal information management systems (PIMS) designed to simplify consent for cookie banners and on the introduction of paid subscriptions instead of data tracking in the online press sector (PUR-Model).

He contributes as an author on ePrivacy provisions to the renowned commentary Kühling/Buchner on GDPR and the German Data Protection Act (BDSG) as well as to the German Federal Statistics Act (BStatG). His further publications include chapters on ePrivacy law in the textbooks by Jürgen Kühling and others on telecommunications law and data protection law.

Cornelius speaks German, English and French.

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