Dorda has advised Lernsieg Mobile Media GmbH on data protection issues related to the relaunch of its Lernsieg app, which allows students to evaluate their schools and teachers.
As Dorda reports, the app “was previously taken offline after a short time following massive counter-campaigns in autumn 2019.”
Dorda reports that “as a result of the media coverage, the Austrian Data Protection Authority initiated an official examination to determine the admissibility of the application under data protection law. After a comprehensive examination, [it] confirmed the data processing by the app to be legitimate and therefore closed the proceedings without imposing any restrictions.” The firm reports that Lernsieg has since been downloaded 300 thousand times. According to Dorda, "during the COVID crisis, the app is currently also offering free tutoring for students.”
Dorda’s team included Managing Partner Axel Anderl, Attorney Nino Tlapak, and Associate Alona Klammer.