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How the GDPR Affects the Use of AI and Automated Decision-Making Tools

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) not only upholds user privacy but also protects consumers against discrimination and unreasonable...

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GDPR Compliance in Email Marketing

“Don’t miss out on the latest deals”, “subscribe to our newsletter”, “get exclusive offers and personalized tips for shopping” – for many businesses,...

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EU Privacy Legislation: What to Expect from GDPR Evaluation

Two years after the GDPR’s coming into force, legislators are preparing for a review process of EU’s new privacy standards. What should companies...

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Enforcement Agency on Requirements for Selling Personal Information

The Dutch Data Protection Authority (DDPA) fined the Royal Dutch Tennis Association (KNLTB) with 525,000 Euro for unlawfully selling contact details...

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Compliance Documentation: Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIA)

Under the GDPR, companies must not only comply with the high privacy standards but are also required to document compliance efforts and internal...

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Enforcement Risks III: Administrative Fines

Whereas public supervisory authorities granted an informal grace period to implement the new provisions of the EU General Data Protection Regulation...

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Brexit: Implications on Privacy Compliance

Almost four years after the citizens of the United Kingdom have voted in favor of leaving the European Union in a referendum, Brexit is finally...

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International Applicability

Applicability of the EU GDPR to Non-EU Companies

|   Enforcement

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) not only shook up data-driven startups from London to the Silicon Valley but keeps affecting businesses...

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Enforcement Risks II: Liability in B2B Settings

In our three-part series of articles on enforcement risks under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we already wrote about how...

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Access requests

Access Requests under the GDPR

|   Consumer Rights

"Data subjects", including consumers and employees of B2B business partners, have several rights under the EU Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In...

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Highest GDPR fine

14.5 Million Euro: Highest GDPR Fine in Germany for Unlimited Data Retention

|   Enforcement

A German real estate company has been fined 14.5 million Euro for infringing the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by the data protection...

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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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