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European Court of Justice: Ad Cookies Require Opt-in Consent

With a landmark decision by the European Court of Justice (ECJ), the highest judicial authority when it comes to interpreting EU laws has now...

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Enforcement Risks I: Consumers Claiming Compensation

Non-compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) may lead to severe liability risks for companies inside and outside the European...

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Checklist for User Password Security

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires web service providers to implement technical and organizational requirements for data...

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Identity Check: Avoiding Abusive GDPR Requests

GDPR rights aim to ensure transparency of data processing, and to enable individuals to have a say in which information on them is stored. Replies to...

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Customer Choices: Obstacles for Obtaining “Freely Given” Consent

Where processing of personal information is based on consent, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) sets quite a few conditions that must...

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Data Security: A Major Pitfall in GDPR Compliance

Data breaches often trigger administrative investigations as well as attention by the media, making data security to one of the major pitfalls for...

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Right to be Forgotten

“Right to be Forgotten”: How Long to Retain Customer Data?

In the age of big data, the aim of giving natural persons effective control about what information exist about them out there seems ambitious....

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How to Lawfully Use Cookies

Website-Compliance: How to Lawfully Use Cookies

Whilst debates among EU institutions and lobby groups on the draft ePrivacy Regulation continue, the data protection supervisory authorities in Europe...

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Data Processing in Contractual Relationships

New Guidelines on Data Processing in Contractual Relationships

Every processing of personal data requires a legal basis such as consent, legitimate interests or legal obligations. In April 2019, the European Data...

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