Focus areas for concluding data processing agreements

April 12, 2021

Vonne Laan and Joep Bakker wrote an article on focus areas based on recent guidelines from inter alia the EDPB when concluding data processing agreements for VAST magazine (Dutch only).

In this article Vonne Laan and Joep Bakker go into detail about important aspects of a data processing agreement (DPA) when negotiating said agreements. They address the room for negotiation, discuss the must-haves and the nice-to-haves when it comes to concluding DPA’s and the reasons why it is usually unwise to agree to standard processing agreements from the other party. The article discusses and is based on recent developments and further guidance in this area as provided by the European Data Protection Authorities.

Please click this link to access the PDF version of the article.