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What is joint controllership under the GDPR?

What is joint controllership under the GDPR?
Published on: 16 October 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • What is joint controllership under the GDPR?
  • What is joint controllership under the GDPR and what guidance and case law is available to provide insight into that question?
  • What are the implications if controllers are joint, rather than independent?
  • What are examples of commercial transitions where there is often uncertainty as to whether the parties are joint controllers?
  • What approach are organisations taking when drafting and negotiating arrangements when uncertain if they are joint controllers?
  • What approach are organisations taking when drafting and negotiating arrangements if they are joint controllers?

Article summary

Commercial analysis: Dr Gernot Fritz, principal associate, and Nadja Paulus, associate, at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Vienna, examine the responsibilities of a joint controller under the General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (the GDPR). They also look at commercial transitions where there is often uncertainty as to whether the parties are joint controllers. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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