Draft GDPR Transparency Guidelines Issued: What Does Your Privacy Policy Need to Contain?

16 January 2018
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Key takeaways
  • The Article 29 Working Party has published its draft guidance on transparency (the “Guidelines”) under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), which contains its interpretation of the mandatory transparency information that must be provided to a data subject by way of privacy policy or other disclosures.
  • This client update sets out the key areas that businesses should consider when reviewing and revising their existing privacy policies and other disclosures in the light of the GDPR and the Guidelines.
  • While the Guidelines are not binding, data protection authorities may take the view that GDPR transparency obligations are violated if businesses do not follow the Guidelines without good reason.