FinTechs and Data Protection After the Implementation of the GDPR

  • Gregor Dorfleitner
  • Lars Hornuf


This chapter deals with data protection regarding FinTech services and how FinTechs dealt with it after the implementation of the GDPR in May 2018. The primary source of information on how FinTechs are handling data protection is the privacy statements of the respective companies. We analyzed these privacy statements with regard to three questions: What user data are processed? To whom are these data forwarded? And, if applicable, which third parties provide further information?


  1. Dorfleitner, G., Hornuf, L., Schmitt, M., & Weber, M. (2019). Marktüberblick. In F. Möslein & S. Omlor (Eds.), FinTech-Handbuch. Digitalisierung, Recht, Finanzen (pp. 21–38). Munich: C.H.Beck.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gregor Dorfleitner
    • 1
  • Lars Hornuf
    • 2
  1. 1.Center of FinanceUniversity of RegensburgRegensburgGermany
  2. 2.Faculty of Business Studies and EconomicsUniversity of BremenBremenGermany

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