Joint Controllership | Breakfast Seminar - McDermott Will & Emery

Joint Controllership | Breakfast Seminar


“From the GDPR to the French Data Protection Act 3 (la Loi Informatique & Libertés 3): What is the best means for processing joint controllership?”

Since its introduction by the European Directive of 24 October 1995, the concept of joint controllership for the processing of personal data has never really taken off in France.

With the entry into force of the GDPR the situation has been even more disrupted by recent decisions of the Court of Justice of the European Union. These decisions have been fundamental in determining the actors upon whom weigh the obligations of the Regulation. Joint controllership still has not been introduced into French law, despite the adoption of Law No. 2018-493 of 20 June 2018 modifying the Data Protection Act, now known as LIL 3.

The goal of our seminar is to offer more than simple identification of anticipated risks, but the tools to better master them. We will consider:

  • the traditional reluctance to consider joint controllership in France
  • the current identification methodology proposed by the Article 29 Group
  • the impact of Court of Justice case law on this methodology
  • the consequences under French law
  • keys to understanding that may emerge

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