Big Data

WP29 draft guidelines on profiling and automated decision-making under the GDPR

Ondrej Kramolis

On 17 October, the Article 29 Working Party (WP29) published new draft guidelines on profiling and automated decision-making under the GDPR (the Guidelines). The Guidelines identify two benefits of profiling – increased efficiencies and resource savings and note that profiling and automated-decision making can be used to tailor services and products to align with individual Read More

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Autonomous & connected vehicles: navigating the legal issues

Nigel Parker

Research has forecast the inexorable rise of the “connected car” and the continued push towards autonomous vehicles. We can expect to see significant disruption to the automotive industry as a consequence of changes to the value chain and business models driven by these developments. We have prepared a paper, which discusses key trends and legal Read More

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EMA and HMA set up big data task force to establish roadmap on the use of big data in medicines assessment

Eveline Van Keymeulen

On 23 March 2017, the European Medicines Agency (EMA), together with the Heads of Medicines Agencies (HMA), established a new task force “to explore how medicines regulators in the EEA can use big data to support research, innovation and robust medicines development” in order to improve human and animal health.  The task force is composed Read More

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Payment service providers face even tougher DP requirements than those under the GDPR

Jane Finlayson-Brown

Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are bringing new open banking initiatives to the forefront of online payment services, with huge potential for innovation.  Although access to data is essential in the rise of APIs, processing personal data for open banking initiatives covered by Payment Services Directives or the Open Banking Standard will always require explicit consent. Read More

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CJEU indicates bulk data collection only compatible with EU law if strict conditions followed

Harry Bresslaw

National legislation authorising bulk data collection will only be compatible with EU law if a series of strict conditions are met, according to the advice of an Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the EU. In an Opinion on joined cases Tele2 Sverige AB v Post-och telestyrelsen (C-203/15) and Secretary of State for Read More

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