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Happy Birthday GDPR

(May 2020) The General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR – is about to celebrate its second anniversary, and a lot has happened since it entered into force in May 2018. We take a look at the hottest topics, from regulatory enforcement and privacy litigation issues via anonymization techniques to sector specific requirements.

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An update on privacy regulator guidance for life sciences and healthcare in light of COVID-19 (May 2020)

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Cookie consent – overview on the different requirements of European data protection authorities for the design of a cookie banner (May 2020)

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Car Data Protection in the “Extended Vehicle” (May 2020)

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Anonymized data – curse or blessing of data protection?! (May 2020)

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