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Amendment Proposal for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): ATHENE Position Paper calls for Data Protection Preventive Assessment

Cybersecurity researchers are frequently unable to comply with data protection statutes as they cannot know in advance whether they will process personal data and in what way or how much data they will process within their research activity. Our data protection experts have therefore formulated a proposed amendment to the GDPR and published it as a position paper. Their objective is the legally binding introduction of the so called “data protection preventive assessment”. The data protection preventive assessment is intended to resolve the legal gray area for unplanned data processing and thus create legal certainty, while at the same time adequately protecting the rights and freedoms of data subjects.

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