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Catharina Glugla

Senior Associate


Glugla Catharina
Catharina Glugla

Senior Associate


Catharina is a senior associate working in the German Data & Data Protection Group and assists several clients across industries on all issues relating to data protection, in particular on compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In particular, she developed a data protection impact assessment with an automated risk assessment helping clients meet their GDPR requirements with an efficient solution. Catharina advises on crisis management of privacy violations, data breaches or cyber-attacks.

Additionally, she focuses her legal advice on intragroup and international data transfers, cross-border compliance projects and data privacy matters on transactions and corporate reorganisations. Another focus of her work is the data privacy designing cross-selling- and marketing structures as well as digital data heavy business models, including respective drafting of data processing agreements, data transfer agreements, privacy notices and information as well as declarations of consent. By doing so, she legally secures and enhances the usability of the value “data”.

In addition, Catharina has experience in advising national and international companies on all issues of individual and collective employment law. She studied law at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany, and completed a stay abroad at Waseda University in Tokyo. Catharina completed her legal traineeship at the Higher Regional Court District of Frankfurt, with our Allen & Overy employment and data teams in Dusseldorf and London and at the German Embassy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Prior to joining Allen & Overy, Catharina worked for several other renowned international law firms as a research fellow and as a legal trainee. Clients benefit from her vast international expertise, which Catharina further enhanced during secondments to Allen & Overy’s London Data & Data Protection team as well as to a client in the insurance sector.

Catharina won a "Women in Law Award" 2019 and is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars on data protection topics as well as a lecturer at the University of Muenster (Certificate Course COMPLIANCE by JurGrad gGmbH).

News & insights

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Blog Post: 29 NOVEMBER 2021

Beyond Lloyd v Google: Are class actions for data breach dead?

The decision of the UK Supreme Court in Lloyd v Google is a welcome relief for data controllers. However, is it the end of class actions for data breach?

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Blog Post: 15 NOVEMBER 2021

German Court asks CJEU to clarify whether calculating consumer credit scores falls within the scope of automated decision-making under GDPR

On 25 October 2021, the Administrative Court of Wiesbaden (the Court) announced its decision, issued in early October, to submit two questions to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU)…

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Publications: 11 OCTOBER 2021

GIR - data privacy & transfer in investigations

Investigations, now a fact of business life, matter and need to be run wisely. Adhering to data privacy laws is a key component of this, especially for international matters.  

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Blog Post: 26 JULY 2021

CJEU Advocate General interprets direct marketing by email and targeted advertising under ePrivacy Directive

On 24 June 2021, the Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued his opinion on the preliminary ruling request submitted by Germany's Federal Court of Justice…

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Second German Law Degree, Frankfurt am Main, 2016

First German Law Degree, Hamburg, 2013

LL.B., Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, 2011

Published work

  • Glugla C. (2018) "GIR - Data privacy & transfer in investigations 2018", Allen & Overy publication (, page 49
  • Glugla C. (2018) "Videoüberwachung – kein Verwertungsverbot", article in BB-Standpunkte, 18 October 2018
  • Glugla C. (2018) "Big Data und Künstliche Intelligenz in der Personalrekrutierung", article in, 26 September 2018
  • Glugla C. (2018) "Was die DSGVO für Personaler bedeutet", article in Human Resources Manager, 15 January 2018
  • Glugla C. (2017) "Beweis- bzw. Sachvortragsverwertungsverbot von "Zufallsfund" im Rahmen einer verdeckten Videoüberwachung", article in BB 10.2017, page 571