(30 May 2019) – Yesterday, the European Commission published a new guidance on the interaction of free flow of non-personal data with the EU data protection rules.
As part of the Digital Single Market strategy, the new Regulation on the free flow of non-personal data, which has started to apply in the Member states, will allow data to be stored and processed everywhere in the EU without unjustified restrictions.
The guidance aims to help users – in particular small and medium-sized enterprises – understand the interaction between these new rules and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – especially when datasets are composed of both personal and non-personal data.
It gives practical examples on how the rules should be applied when a business is processing datasets composed of both personal and non-personal data. It also explains the concepts of personal and non-personal data, including mixed datasets.