Textbook Key

F: Foundations of Information Privacy and Data Protection

US: U.S. Private-sector Privacy

C: Canadian Privacy

E: European Privacy

G: U.S. Government Privacy

IT: Privacy in Information Technology

M: Privacy Program Management

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Opinion 1/2010

A 2010 Article 29 Working Party opinion on the concepts of “controller” and ”processor”’ that provides assistance to organisations operating in the European Union when engaging service providers and when acting as a service provider. The distinction between controller and processor is crucial as it determines who is responsible for compliance with data protection law and dealing with data subjects’ rights, the applicable law and the enforcement actions of data protection authorities.