GDPR: Victoria Hordern writes for DataGuidance

Victoria Hordern, Head of Data Privacy at Bates Wells, has written an article which delves into the impact GDPR has had on the ongoing debate around the legal concepts of ‘controller’ and ‘processor’.


The piece, “EU: more complexity for the controller and processor concepts under the GDPR?”, was published in the November issue of DataGuidance, a key port of call for those looking to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in the field of data protection.

In her article Victoria “highlights the key issues on which entities may still require further clarification”, and stresses how it is still often difficult, in situations involving multiple parties, for organisations to identify their responsibilities under the GDPR.

Victoria also explains how this has significant implications for contractual negotiations, especially with respect to how contract negotiations for services may now be preceded by a preliminary discussion concerning which party is data processor and which is the controller.

If you’d like to read more about this topic, make sure to read the rest of Victoria’s article here

This information is necessarily of a general nature and doesn’t constitute legal advice. This is not a substitute for formal legal advice, given in the context of full information under an engagement with Bates Wells.

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