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Article 5 - Principles relating to processing of personal dataArticle 6 - Lawfulness of processingArticle 7 - Conditions for consentArticle 8 - Conditions applicable to child's consent in relation to information society servicesArticle 9 - Processing of special categories of personal dataArticle 10 - Processing of personal data relating to criminal convictions and offencesArticle 11 - Processing which does not require identification
Section 1 - Transparency and modalitiesArticle 12 - Transparent information, communication and modalities for the exercise of the rights of the data subject
Section 2 - Information and access to personal dataArticle 13 - Information to be provided where personal data are collected from the data subjectArticle 14 - Information to be provided where personal data have not been obtained from the data subjectArticle 15 - Right of access by the data subject
Section 3 - Rectification and erasureArticle 16 - Right to rectificationArticle 17 - Right to erasure (‘right to be forgotten’)Article 18 - Right to restriction of processingArticle 19 - Notification obligation regarding rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processingArticle 20 - Right to data portability
Section 4 - Right to object and automated individual decision-makingArticle 21 - Right to objectArticle 22 - Automated individual decision-making, including profiling
Section 5 - RestrictionsArticle 23 - Restrictions
Section 1 - General obligationsArticle 24 - Responsibility of the controllerArticle 25 - Data protection by design and by defaultArticle 26 - Joint controllersArticle 27 - Representatives of controllers or processors not established in the UnionArticle 28 - ProcessorArticle 29 - Processing under the authority of the controller or processorArticle 30 - Records of processing activitiesArticle 31 - Cooperation with the supervisory authority
Section 2 - Security of personal dataArticle 32 - Security of processingArticle 33 - Notification of a personal data breach to the supervisory authorityArticle 34 - Communication of a personal data breach to the data subject
Section 3 - Data protection impact assessment and prior consultationArticle 35 - Data protection impact assessmentArticle 36 - Prior consultation
Section 4 - Dat a protection officerArticle 37 - Designation of the data protection officerArticle 38 - Position of the data protection officerArticle 39 - Tasks of the data protection officer
Section 5 - Codes of conduct and certificationArticle 40 - Codes of conductArticle 41 - Monitoring of approved codes of conductArticle 42 - CertificationArticle 43 - Certification bodies
Article 44 - General principle for transfersArticle 45 - Transfers on the basis of an adequacy decisionArticle 46 - Transfers subject to appropriate safeguardsArticle 47 - Binding corporate rulesArticle 48 - Transfers or disclosures not authorised by Union lawArticle 49 - Derogations for specific situationsArticle 50 - International cooperation for the protection of personal data
Section 1 - Independent statusArticle 51 - Supervisory authorityArticle 52 - IndependenceArticle 53 - General conditions for the members of the supervisory authorityArticle 54 - Rules on the establishment of the supervisory authority
Section 2 - Competence, tasks and powersArticle 55 - CompetenceArticle 56 - Competence of the lead supervisory authorityArticle 57 - TasksArticle 58 - PowersArticle 59 - Activity reports
Section 1 - CooperationArticle 60 - Cooperation between the lead supervisory authority and the other supervisory authorities concernedArticle 61 - Mutual assistanceArticle 62 - Joint operations of supervisory authorities
Section 2 - ConsistencyArticle 63 - Consistency mechanismArticle 64 - Opinion of the BoardArticle 65 - Dispute resolution by the BoardArticle 66 - Urgency procedureArticle 67 - Exchange of information
Section 3 - European data protection boardArticle 68 - European Data Protection BoardArticle 69 - IndependenceArticle 70 - Tasks of the BoardArticle 71 - ReportsArticle 72 - ProcedureArticle 73 - ChairArticle 74 - Tasks of the ChairArticle 75 - SecretariatArticle 76 - Confidentiality
Article 77 - Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authorityArticle 78 - Right to an effective judicial remedy against a supervisory authorityArticle 79 - Right to an effective judicial remedy against a controller or processorArticle 80 - Representation of data subjectsArticle 81 - Suspension of proceedingsArticle 82 - Right to compensation and liabilityArticle 83 - General conditions for imposing administrative finesArticle 84 - Penalties
Article 85 - Processing and freedom of expression and informationArticle 86 - Processing and public access to official documentsArticle 87 - Processing of the national identification numberArticle 88 - Processing in the context of employmentArticle 89 - Safeguards and derogations relating to processing for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposesArticle 90 - Obligations of secrecyArticle 91 - Existing data protection rules of churches and religious associations
(38) Children merit specific protection with regard to their personal data, as they may be less aware of the risks, consequences and safeguards concerned and their rights in relation to the processing of personal data. Such specific protection should, in particular, apply to the use of personal data of children for the purposes of marketing or creating personality or user profiles and the collection of personal data with regard to children when using services offered directly to a child. The consent of the holder of parental responsibility should not be necessary in the context of preventive or counselling services offered directly to a child.
(58) The principle of transparency requires that any information addressed to the public or to the data subject be concise, easily accessible and easy to understand, and that clear and plain language and, additionally, where appropriate, visualisation be used. Such information could be provided in electronic form, for example, when addressed to the public, through a website. This is of particular relevance in situations where the proliferation of actors and the technological complexity of practice make it difficult for the data subject to know and understand whether, by whom and for what purpose personal data relating to him or her are being collected, such as in the case of online advertising. Given that children merit specific protection, any information and communication, where processing is addressed to a child, should be in such a clear and plain language that the child can easily understand.
(65) A data subject should have the right to have personal data concerning him or her rectified and a ‘right to be forgotten’ where the retention of such data infringes this Regulation or Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject. In particular, a data subject should have the right to have his or her personal data erased and no longer processed where the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are collected or otherwise processed, where a data subject has withdrawn his or her consent or objects to the processing of personal data concerning him or her, or where the processing of his or her personal data does not otherwise comply with this Regulation. That right is relevant in particular where the data subject has given his or her consent as a child and is not fully aware of the risks involved by the processing, and later wants to remove such personal data, especially on the internet. The data subject should be able to exercise that right notwithstanding the fact that he or she is no longer a child. However, the further retention of the personal data should be lawful where it is necessary, for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller, on the grounds of public interest in the area of public health, for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
(71) The data subject should have the right not to be subject to a decision, which may include a measure, evaluating personal aspects relating to him or her which is based solely on automated processing and which produces legal effects concerning him or her or similarly significantly affects him or her, such as automatic refusal of an online credit application or e-recruiting practices without any human intervention. Such processing includes ‘profiling’ that consists of any form of automated processing of personal data evaluating the personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects concerning the data subject's performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences or interests, reliability or behaviour, location or movements, where it produces legal effects concerning him or her or similarly significantly affects him or her. However, decision-making based on such processing, including profiling, should be allowed where expressly authorised by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject, including for fraud and tax-evasion monitoring and prevention purposes conducted in accordance with the regulations, standards and recommendations of Union institutions or national oversight bodies and to ensure the security and reliability of a service provided by the controller, or necessary for the entering or performance of a contract between the data subject and a controller, or when the data subject has given his or her explicit consent. In any case, such processing should be subject to suitable safeguards, which should include specific information to the data subject and the right to obtain human intervention, to express his or her point of view, to obtain an explanation of the decision reached after such assessment and to challenge the decision. Such measure should not concern a child. In order to ensure fair and transparent processing in respect of the data subject, taking into account the specific circumstances and context in which the personal data are processed, the controller should use appropriate mathematical or statistical procedures for the profiling, implement technical and organisational measures appropriate to ensure, in particular, that factors which result in inaccuracies in personal data are corrected and the risk of errors is minimised, secure personal data in a manner that takes account of the potential risks involved for the interests and rights of the data subject and that prevents, inter alia, discriminatory effects on natural persons on the basis of racial or ethnic origin, political opinion, religion or beliefs, trade union membership, genetic or health status or sexual orientation, or that result in measures having such an effect. Automated decision-making and profiling based on special categories of personal data should be allowed only under specific conditions.
(75) The risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons, of varying likelihood and severity, may result from personal data processing which could lead to physical, material or non-material damage, in particular: where the processing may give rise to discrimination, identity theft or fraud, financial loss, damage to the reputation, loss of confidentiality of personal data protected by professional secrecy, unauthorised reversal of pseudonymisation, or any other significant economic or social disadvantage; where data subjects might be deprived of their rights and freedoms or prevented from exercising control over their personal data; where personal data are processed which reveal racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, and the processing of genetic data, data concerning health or data concerning sex life or criminal convictions and offences or related security measures; where personal aspects are evaluated, in particular analysing or predicting aspects concerning performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences or interests, reliability or behaviour, location or movements, in order to create or use personal profiles; where personal data of vulnerable natural persons, in particular of children, are processed; or where processing involves a large amount of personal data and affects a large number of data subjects.
(f) processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child.
1. Where point (a) of Article 6(1) applies, in relation to the offer of information society services directly to a child, the processing of the personal data of a child shall be lawful where the child is at least 16 years old. Where the child is below the age of 16 years, such processing shall be lawful only if and to the extent that consent is given or authorised by the holder of parental responsibility over the child.
2. The controller shall make reasonable efforts to verify in such cases that consent is given or authorised by the holder of parental responsibility over the child, taking into consideration available technology.
3. Paragraph 1 shall not affect the general contract law of Member States such as the rules on the validity, formation or effect of a contract in relation to a child.
1. The controller shall take appropriate measures to provide any information referred to in Articles 13 and 14 and any communication under Articles 15 to 22 and 34 relating to processing to the data subject in a concise, transparent, intelligible and easily accessible form, using clear and plain language, in particular for any information addressed specifically to a child. The information shall be provided in writing, or by other means, including, where appropriate, by electronic means. When requested by the data subject, the information may be provided orally, provided that the identity of the data subject is proven by other means.
(g) the information provided to, and the protection of, children, and the manner in which the consent of the holders of parental responsibility over children is to be obtained;
(b) promote public awareness and understanding of the risks, rules, safeguards and rights in relation to processing. Activities addressed specifically to children shall receive specific attention;