Full house at IAPP Brussels interested in Deciphering Legitimate Interests. Download our LI Report here!


The session that the Future of Privacy Forum organized for the IAPP Europe Congress in Brussels on November 28, Deciphering “legitimate interests”: actual enforcement cases and tested solutions, generated great interest among privacy professionals. We had a full house attending – more than 500 participants, according to the IAPP. The panel was based on a Report published earlier this year by the FPF and Nymity.

The discussion was moderated by Eduardo Ustaran (co-director of the global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice of Hogan Lovells), while the panelists were Joelle Jouret (Legal Officer, European Data Protection Board) together with the co-authors of the FPF-Nymity Report on Legitimate Interests, Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna (Policy Counsel, FPF) and Teresa Troester-Falk (Chief Global Strategy Director, Nymity).

Given that relying on legitimate interests as a lawful ground for processing under the GDPR always requires a case-by-case analysis, the participants indicated that they appreciated the discussion over concrete cases decided by the Court of Justice of the EU, the summary and discussion of a couple of cases at Member State level involving both decisions of Data Protection Authorities and national Courts, as well as the specific advice on how to operationalize the Legitimate Interest Assessment based on a previous analysis of multiple cases decided by DPAs and courts.

You can download the Report containing summaries of approximately 40 cases where processing on the basis of legitimate interests was at issue following this LINK.

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