Sector-specific codes of conduct contribute to application of GDPR

In a note from the Presidency to the Permanent Representatives Committee (Part 2)/Council, published on 19 December 2019, “Council position and findings on the application of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)”, the Presidency underlined the usefulness of Codes of Conduct, writing that:

“Drafting sector-specific codes of conduct in accordance with Article 40 of the GDPR could be a suitable way to contribute to the proper application of the GDPR. Such codes of conduct could pay particular attention to issues such as the protection of children’s personal data or the processing of health data. A list of codes of conduct, which is being agreed with the supervisory authorities, could help improve coordination and support for such projects. Measures to encourage the drafting of such codes of conduct should be increased and further developed.”

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