Data protection at work: key points


  The GDPR, the new Privacy Regulation that will enter into force on 25 May 2018, will also impact the privacy rights of employees. All new data protection rules following from the GDPR are also applicable to the processing of data of employees. In this respect, the GDPR does not entail large changes: for the

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Consent is not always consentual


  In anticipation of 25 May 2018, the Article 29 Working Party (“WP29”) regularly publishes guidelines with regards to certain main concepts featured in the Privacy Regulation. In this update, Ovidius discusses the guidelines relating to the (tricky) concept of ‘consent’. When is consent required? Under the Privacy Regulation, processing personal data is only permitted

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Data breach notifications under the GDPR: what changes?


  Last month, the Article 29 Working Party (“WP29”)* published guidelines for the interpretation of the new data breach notification duty, which is part of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). Although a Dutch notification duty pertaining to data breaches entered into force on 1 January 2016, the GDPR’s version thereof will be somewhat stricter.

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