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Extraterritorial Application of European Data Protection Law. EU Data Protection Law First?

Bernd Schmidt General Data Protection Regulation, International Data Protection Leave a Comment

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) widely expands application of European data protection law. Thus, non-European companies will fall increasingly within the scope of European data protection law. The scope of application in detail remains uncertain and can pose serious legal challenges to non-European companies. Where European data protection law claims its application there is a serious likelihood of conflicts …

Review: European Data Protection Law Review

Bernhard Freund General Data Protection Regulation, International Data Protection Leave a Comment

Data protection law is more than ever undergoing a radical change. The introduction of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the continuous development of new technologies raise countless questions. If you want to stay informed about the latest discussions, trends and judgements, you need high-quality and up-to-date sources. The European Data Protection Law Review (EDPL) aims to meet this need. …

BREXIT – Future of Data Transfers to the United Kingdom

Bernd Schmidt General Data Protection Regulation, International Data Protection Leave a Comment

It was a serious shock when the British people voted for Britain to leave the European Union (EU). The consequences will be massive and also affect data protection law. When the common legal framework of the EU member states no longer spans the United Kingdom, there will be a need for justifying data transfers across the English Channel. Currently the …

Principles, Consent and Statutory Justifications – GDPR Series, Part 3

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a milestone in the development of data protection law that may not be overestimated in its relevance. The GDPR implements various changes as compared to the current situation. German and other companies should prepare for these changes entering into force May 2018. 1. Principles for Processing Personal Data Art. 5 GDPR stipulates the …