Bartolome Martin

In a previous blog post, we discussed the European Commission’s criticism of the Dutch data protection authority’s interpretation of legitimate interests as a lawful basis for processing personal data. In that post we noted that the issue would potentially be resolved by the Netherlands’ highest administrative court, the Council of State when it ruled

The EU Commission has expressed concerns about the Dutch data protection authority’s strict interpretation of “legitimate interests”, considering it to be “not in line with the GDPR, the guidelines of the Article 29 Working Party/EDPB and the case law of the European Court of Justice (CJEU)”. Those concerns focus on guidance issued by the Autoriteit

Article 80 (2) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provides that Member States can entitle properly constituted not-for-profit bodies, organizations or associations that have statutory objectives which are in the public interest, and are active in the field of the protection of data subjects’ rights and freedoms, with the right to lodge complaints with