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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2018   The household exemption dominates Article 2 of the GDPR, the automated/non-automated distinction being by now outdated: The GDPR does not apply whenever processing of personal data is done “by a natural person

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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

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Structuring modern life running on software. Recognizing (some) computer programs as new “digital persons”

Abstract Saudi Arabia grants nationality to an AI robot; the first “clash of robots” took place in Japan; and, Bill Gates suggests that robots start paying taxes. We believe that these developments justify new legal fiction interventions. Software has long

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New paper: The right to data portability in the GDPR: Towards user-centric interoperability of digital services (fully available online)

  Our new paper with Paul de Hert, Gianclaudio Malgieri, Laurent Beslay and Ignacio Sanchez on “The Right to Data Portability in the GDPR: Towards user-centric Interoperability of Digital Services” to be published in the Computer Law & Security Review,

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New paper, on Brexit and data protection

My new paper, with Paul de Hert, on “The rich UK contribution to the field of EU data protection: Let’s not go for “third country” status after Brexit“, has become available online in the Computer Law & Security Review website.

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