By Kim Smouter-Umans
In a lot of countries, the months of July and August are synonymous with so-called Government recesses. Similar to schools, Governments go on a break and the task of legislation is put on pause as legislators run to find the nearest beaches for some rest and relaxation.
By Kim Smouter
The end of 2015 marked the adoption of Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation, a legislation with massive implications for research organisations collecting and processing data on data subjects located in the European Union. It’s entry into force May 2018 does not leave a lot of time for companies to comply with the law, and there are still many grey areas in the adopted text that need to be clarified. But it may be tempting to focus solely on the General Data Protection Regulation forgetting that there is a whole set of legislation that may have just as much impact.