The European Commission (EC) Recommendation of 1.3.2018 on measures to effectively tackle illegal content online (C(2018) 1177 final) is now freely accessible. As readers know, this is not the first time the EC has attempted to express meaningful thoughts (for lack of a better word, as once again the instrument is not strictly speaking … Continue reading
Category Archives: GDPR
Data Protection and data analytics: what is Art. 29 WP really saying to businesses wanting to innovate with data?
In three-month time, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will become applicable to many, if not all, data processing activities to which living individuals can be associated. Businesses operating in Europe have had about two years to prepare for this change. As readers know, even if the GDPR is a lengthy piece of … Continue reading
EU Article 29 Working Party consults on draft guidance on automated decision-making and profiling
“Computer says ‘No’”? …So, what exactly do the regulators think that the GDPR says in response? Last month, the Article 29 Working Party (Art.29 WP) announced that it is seeking feedback on draft Guidelines on automated individual decision-making including profiling (WP251) under the General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) (GDPR) in advance of its arrival … Continue reading
CJEU Advocate General opines on the definition of a data controller, applicable national law, and jurisdiction under data protection law
‘Cruise control for the social media age, or stuck in second gear?’ The issue of defining data controllership is “particularly thorny” says AG, and looking to become thornier as complete control is becoming less and less common in practice Last month, Advocate General (AG) Bot of the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) delivered … Continue reading