Der grundrechtliche Schutz von Geschäftsgeheimnissen

Translated title of the contribution: The constitutional protection of business secrets

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Abstract

In 1983 the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany “discovered” the fundamental right of data protection. However, it still remains a widely discussed problem whether juridical persons benefit from this fundamental right in the same way as individuals. This leads to the important questions whether corporate data in particular enjoys a sufficient degree of constitutional protection. The text analyses the protection of corporate secrets through Art. 12, 14 Basic Law and whether protection afforded by these provisions is sufficient. The text argues that Art. 19 (3) Basic Law extends the fundamental right of data protection to juridical persons.
Original languageGerman
Title of host publicationDer grundrechtsgeprägte Verfassungsstaat
Subtitle of host publicationFestschrift für Klaus Stern zum 80. Geburtstag
EditorsMichael Sachs, Helmut Siekmann
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherDuncker & Humblot
Pages1233-1247
Number of pages14
Edition1
ISBN (Print)9783428135356, 3428135350
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2012

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    Becker, F. (2012). Der grundrechtliche Schutz von Geschäftsgeheimnissen. In M. Sachs, & H. Siekmann (Eds.), Der grundrechtsgeprägte Verfassungsstaat: Festschrift für Klaus Stern zum 80. Geburtstag (1 ed., pp. 1233-1247). Duncker & Humblot.