This paperwork seeks to explore the franchisor's liability for the acts of the franchisee, in the processing of personal data. First, we seek to limit the object of study of the thesis, followed by a study of the General Data Protection Regulation. The aim is to understand in which situations the franchisor may be considered liable for data processing in the context of the Regulation and, in a second moment, to understand if there are institutes within the Portuguese legal system that allows that liability to exist, even in cases where the Regulation is not applicable. To this end, we seek to understand what type of relationship is established between the franchisor and the franchisees and how this issue has been addressed in other legal systems, with a special focus on the North-American one.
|Date of Award||13 Jul 2021|
- Universidade Católica Portuguesa
|Supervisor||Ana Afonso (Supervisor)|
- Data protection
- Vicarious liability