Fashion-ID: Introducing a Phase-Oriented Approach to Data Protection?

European Law Blog, 2019

4 Pages Posted: 30 Mar 2020

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Rene Mahieu

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), LSTS, Interdisciplinary Research Group on Law Science Technology & Society

Joris van Hoboken

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR); Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) - Law, Science, Technology & Society Research Group; University of Amsterdam, Institute for Information Law (IViR), Students

Date Written: 2019

Abstract

In this blog-post we discuss the ECJ’s decision in the Fashion-ID case. In particular, we analyze the the Court’s development of a new approach for allocating responsibilities in situations of joint-control in this case. In this “Phase oriented-approach”, joint-controllers are only responsible for the phases of the processing in which they are directly involved. We consider that the legal framework of the GDPR does not include a phase-oriented analysis and, perhaps more importantly, that limiting responsibility to individual processing phases of complex processing systems (like Facebook) is incompatible with core principles of the GDPR such as transparency and fairness.

Keywords: GDPR, Joint-Control, Responsibility

Suggested Citation

Mahieu, Rene and van Hoboken, Joris V. J. and van Hoboken, Joris V. J. and van Hoboken, Joris V. J., Fashion-ID: Introducing a Phase-Oriented Approach to Data Protection? (2019). European Law Blog, 2019 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3548487

Rene Mahieu (Contact Author)

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), LSTS, Interdisciplinary Research Group on Law Science Technology & Society ( email )

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Joris V. J. Van Hoboken

University of Amsterdam, Institute for Information Law (IViR), Students ( email )

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University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR) ( email )

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Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) - Law, Science, Technology & Society Research Group ( email )

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Brussels, 1050
Belgium

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