Bundling Consent and GDPR - The UK's ICO position
We have recently reported the problems that may arise when you bundle consent under GDPR, i.e. make your willingness to provide a service contingent upon the user's consent to the processing of personal data (in the form of, say, cookies). The Information Commissioner Office (ICO), the UK's privacy watchdog, has now taken a strict approach to this issue in a warning given to the Washington Post.
Bundled Consent – The First Divergence in Member States' Case Law on GDPR
Making the offering of a service conditional upon the data subject's consent to the processing of her or his personal data is a problem under GDPR. But is bundling consent always unlawful or not? In what may be the first judicial clash among the highest courts of EU Member States on the interpretation of the GDPR, this question has recently been answered differently.
Why we founded Lex Futura
Have you ever wondered why we founded Lex Futura? What the vision behind Lex Futura is and what we want to achieve? Here are some thoughts.
Data Protection in Switzerland: Q&A
Simon Roth has co-authored four Q&A articles related to Data Protection in Switzerland. They provide a general overview over the Swiss Data Protection Act and make specific suggestions for drafting data processing agreements, website privacy notices and personal data protection policies.
Incorporations, capital increases and changes in the bylaws should become easier in the future
If the Federal Council and the National Councel had it their way, the establishment of a stock corporation, the formation of a limited liability company, capital increases and changes in the bylaws will become easier and will not require a notary public anymore.
Automated decision making
The preliminary draft for a new Swiss Data Protection Act contains a provision regulating automated decision-making. It intends to address fact patterns like automated credit assessments before a loan is granted. But how is the proposal to be appreciated in the light of current Swiss law? Simon Roth has critically reviewed the proposal in the legal journal digma.