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EDPB’s common-sense approach to the GDPR’s territorial scope

The GDPR’s territorial scope is one of the most difficult issues to pin down, so the publication of the EDPB’s draft guidelines on this marks an important milestone in understanding the implications of this influential framework


A guide to blockchain and data protection

Is blockchain incompatible with data protection laws? Our updated guide addresses key data protection questions arising in blockchain projects, such as whether blockchain processes personal data or who is the data controller and the data processor in a blockchain context


Ten initial conclusions on data protection and the Draft EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement

The draft text of the EU-UK withdrawal agreement was published last month, providing some of the first concrete indicators of the possible direction of travel in the area of data protection. Here, we offer our initial conclusions


First fine issued by a German data protection authority under GDPR

The data protection authority of the German state of Baden-Württemberg has imposed a €20,000 fine on a social media provider for breaching its data security obligations under Article 32 of the GDPR


The challenge ahead – a comparison of 10 key aspects of the GDPR and the CCPA

The fifth installment of our series on the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) examines the similarities and differences between the CCPA and the the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and how businesses can capitalise on GDPR compliance programs when preparing for the CCPA

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Dutch Data Protection Authority issues guidance on interaction between GDPR and PSD2

The Data Protection Authority has pointed out that the required consent under PSD2 is an additional protection imposed by the Directive but it is not a legal basis for the processing of personal data under the GDPR


The Morrisons' effect – the dawn of a new wave of class action for personal data breaches in the UK?

With the entry into force of the GDPR, are we going to see a greater number of collective actions for data privacy breaches and how can organsations protect themselves?


The challenge ahead – data mapping and the CCPA

A key first step for any company subject to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) will be to inventory the personal information it collects, stores and shares. The third installment of our series on the CCPA sets out the main issues to consider when contemplating a data mapping exercise