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Legitimate Interests

Irene Kamara

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 10 December 2023

Data Protection
1 The concept of legitimate interests in European Union (EU) data protection law is an open-ended legal standard, used mainly in relation to data controllers. Processing of personal data for legitimate interests of data controllers or third parties constitutes one of the grounds for lawful processing of personal data in the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’). Other grounds are consent, performance of a contract, compliance with legal obligation, and performance of a task for public interest (Art. 6(1)(a)–(e) GDPR). Further, legitimate interests pursued by...
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