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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

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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

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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

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2018   The household exemption dominates Article 2 of the GDPR, the automated/non-automated distinction being by now outdated: The GDPR does not apply whenever processing of personal data is done “by a natural person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