WP2 Social, Legal, Ethical and Privacy


This work package is responsible for assessing the impact in terms of ethical responsibility, fundamental rights, data protection and privacy, as well as addressing any issues identified during the design and the development phases of the project’s solutions. Striking the proper balance between the legitimate interests and the rights and obligations contained in the personal data protection framework and other legal approaches connected to privacy is of the utmost importance. This includes the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2016/679/EU, case law of the European Court of Human Rights and key illustrative examples from member states of the European Union. To this end, legal and ethical requirements should be effectively embedded in the relevant technologies (including on the basis of the so-called data protection by design principle (art. 25 in GDPR)). WP2 has been designed to comply with the need to perform an impact assessment as described by article 35 GDPR.