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Hogan Lovells Updates Practical GDPR Guide

With the coming into effect of the GDPR on 25 May 2018, the modernisation of European privacy laws has reached a critical milestone. Businesses operating in Europe or targeting European customers now need to comply with the new regime. At stake are not only the consequences of non-compliance, but also the ability to take advantage of new technologies, data analytics … Continue Reading

Posted in Data Protection & Privacy Eduardo Ustaran

Is Artificial Intelligence the Ultimate Test for Privacy?

Nothing challenges the effectiveness of data protection law like technological innovation. You think you have cracked a technology neutral framework and then along comes the next evolutionary step in the chain to rock the boat. It happened with the cloud. It happened with social media, with mobile, with online behavioural targeting and with the Internet of Things. And from the … Continue Reading

Posted in Data Protection & Privacy Winston Maxwell

DSM Watch: Stakes high for IoT industry in European ePrivacy debate

Following the European Commission and European Parliament’s proposed versions of the EU Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications (the ePR), we are now waiting for the Council of the European Union to agree their position before discussions between the three bodies can begin. A discussion paper from the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council dated 11 January 2018 (the PaperContinue Reading

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Spanish Supreme Court Annuls Limitation on Processing of Personal Data

This blog post was provided by Belén Gámez in our Madrid office

We previously reported that back in November, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU“) declared that Spain’s refusal to permit the “legitimate interest” justification for the processing of personal data — instead, requiring data subjects’ consent as the way of carrying out the majority … Continue Reading

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Ground breaking modification of the Spanish laws

By Pablo Rivas in our Madrid Office

A decision last week by the Court of Justice of the European Union (“ECJ”) introduces an important change to the Spanish data protection framework. Prior to the decision, Spain did not recognize the “legitimate interest” justification for the processing of personal data; “legitimate interest” was only applicable for the processing of data collected … Continue Reading