Digital risks for enterprises

  • 19.04.2020

The corona crisis is forcing companies to redesign their marketing strategy. It has suddenly become clear to everyone that an infection can threaten the existence of business. In the face of globalization and overpopulation of our world, it is easy to foresee that the corona pandemie is only a beginning. In the future, much worse pandemics may flare up with serious consequences not only for business but for society in general. Of course, companies cannot stop the imminent end of the world. They can, however, try to maintain their competitiveness even in times of crisis.

Setting up your own online shop seems to be a good solution for future competitiveness. But this path also involves certain legal requirements. Many law firms that focus on warning letters have discovered a new source of enrichment. Digitally inexperienced entrepreneurs often make mistakes for which they can easily be punished. The DSGV legislation with its vague standards in confidence politics is a good breeding ground for numerous warning notices.

Here is just one example. Disinfection masks have become a deficit commodity. Some tailors are concentrating now in sewing masks. From a legal point of view, however, this professional reorientation is not so unproblematic. The law firms have already sent “love letters” to several innovative entrepreneurs. The problem is not the new activity of the tailoring firms as such, but the name.

If a tailor shop offers fabric masks as breathing protection, it is in violation of the Medical Devices Act (MPG). Only masks that have been clinically tested and have a CE mark can be offered as protection against viruses. Violation of the MPG may result in criminal proceedings.