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GDPR

Coming of age in the digital age: The GDPR and the children’s license to surf the web

Published on LinkedIn, 6 May 2019.   *** This is part of the GDPR ethics series; A broad mission statement may be found in its opening text. *** Article 8 of the GDPR puts forward the conditions under which children can lawfully consent to the processing of their data by third parties over the internet. In this way it

2019-05-25T06:04:38+00:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: Blog posts|Tags: , , |

Withdrawal of consent under the GDPR: No justification needed?

Published on LinkedIn, 15 March 2019.   *** This is part of the GDPR ethics series; A broad mission statement may be found in its opening text. *** As seen in the analysis of Article 6 of the GDPR, consent is an important, and by far the preferable, legal mechanism for the lawful processing of personal data. Its importance is

2019-06-01T06:01:11+00:00March 15th, 2019|Categories: Blog posts|Tags: , , |

Consent under the GDPR: When is it really “freely given”?

Published on LinkedIn, 7 February 2019.   *** This is part of the GDPR ethics series; A broad mission statement may be found in its opening text. ***   Same as with Article 5, an article-by-article analysis of the GDPR from an ethics point of view need not go further than the first sentence when it comes to its Article

2019-05-25T05:26:39+00:00February 7th, 2019|Categories: Blog posts|Tags: , , |

What is “fair” in “fair and lawful” processing of personal data?

An article by article analysis of the GDPR from an ethics perspective need not go any further than the first line when it comes to its Article 5: “Personal data shall be processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to the data subject (‘lawfulness, fairness and transparency’)”. What is “lawful processing” one

2019-01-19T18:48:10+00:00January 19th, 2019|Categories: Blog posts|Tags: , |

Member of the Greek GDPR implementation law-making committee

Appointed a member of the law-making committee drafting the GDPR (and the Police and Criminal Justice Data Protection Directive) implementation law in Greece. The law-making committee, established under the Greek Ministry of Justice, has been in session since 2016 but has not been able to produce a final legislative act yet, although public consultation has

2019-01-17T23:10:42+00:00January 17th, 2019|Categories: Other|Tags: , |

No right to be forgotten for the GDPR

Article 4 of the GDPR contains its definitions. This is in line both with its predecessor, the EU 1995 Data Protection Directive, and general EU law-making: Customarily, in all EU technical legislation a set of definitions comes before the actual legal provisions. This is basic law-writing technique also met in complex contracts: Definitions come first so

2018-12-14T19:18:40+00:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: Blog posts|Tags: , |

Death, taxes, and now the GDPR

Article 3 of the GDPR sets its geographical scope. The general rule is that it applies whenever a controller or a processor is established in the EU regardless where the processing takes place. That is something expected. However, the GDPR also applies to people who are in the EU whenever they surf the web (“offered

2018-12-02T20:20:31+00:00December 2nd, 2018|Categories: Blog posts|Tags: , |

The household exemption: Is “personal” processing of “personal data” possible?

LinkedIn article, published on 21 Oct 2018   The household exemption dominates Article 2 of the GDPR, the automated/non-automated distinction being by now outdated: The GDPR does not apply whenever processing of personal data is done “by a natural person in the course of a purely personal or household activity”. In the age of digital

2018-10-21T23:33:42+00:00October 21st, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

Processing personal data under the GDPR: Can we “simply say no”?

LinkedIn article, published on 30 September 2018   Article 1 of the GDPR rarely attracts much attention: At best, it is viewed as a repetition of the GDPR title; At worst, as a functional article, a necessary introduction to the GDPR – and to the much juicier articles that follow, on material scope and territoriality.

2018-09-30T18:05:10+00:00September 30th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Blog posts|Tags: , |