BRANDI lawyers.

Johanna Schmale

Research Associate

Location Bielefeld
T +49 521 96535 - 883
F +49 521 96535 - 113
Foreign language: English, Spanish, French


About me

  • Born in 1993
  • Studied law at Bielefeld University, 2012 - 2017
  • Student assistant at the Chair for German Legal History, Civil Law and Legal Methodology under Prof. Dr. Gerhard Otte, University of Bielefeld, 2016 - 2017
  • First Exam ("1. Staatsexamen") in 2017
  • Research associate at BRANDI since 2018



  • Data protection compliance

IT & data protection

Data protection law

  • Data protection inventories & status reports
  • Advice on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz; BDSG) and other data protection laws
  • Data protection compliance
  • Preparation of custom data protection concepts
  • Data protection documentation and record of processing activities
  • Drafting and review of agreements on order processing
  • Pre-checking, testing, evaluation and privacy-related documentation of IT systems such as video surveillance
  • Data protection for websites and online shopts
  • Privacy statements and data protection in e-commerce
  • Advice on data protection risk management
  • Realization of data protection training and workshops
  • Advice on technical and organizational measures
  • Data protection in international dealings, international data transfer
  • Drafting of data protection and privacy provisions in works agreements
  • Advice on the avoidance of data breaches, hacking, phishing


Case discussions

  • BGH, Urt. v. 28.05.2020, I ZR 186/17:
    Klagebefugnis von Verbraucherschutzverbänden im Datenschutzrecht,
    in jusIT; jusIT 2020, Seite 185-189 (mit Sebastian Meyer)

Contributions to books

  • Marketingeinwilligungen in Online-Kontexten – Aktuelle Rechtsprechung und deren praktische Umsetzung, in: Taeger, Im Fokus der Rechtsentwicklung – Die Digitalisierung der Welt, Tagungsband Herbstakademie 2021, Edewecht 2021, S. 393 - 405 (mit Dr. Laura Schulte)