EU DPAs zero risk theory 'grounded on questionable assumptions'

21/02/2024 | IAPP

According to a recent study by Théodore Christakis, a professor of law at the University of Grenoble Alpes, the commonly held "zero-risk" theory by EU data protection authorities after the Schrems II decision is overly restrictive and could result in numerous adverse outcomes. In his study, Christakis argues that the assumption that data controllers can take measures to entirely eliminate the risk of unauthorised access to European personal data by foreign governments is questionable.

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