With enforcement of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) still in its infancy, companies may be floating trial balloons to see which arguments resonate with authorities. PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) recently tested the air currents in Greece, but was shot down by the Hellenic Data Protection Authority in a case involving the processing of employee data.

The decision (full text available in Greek, with a summary available in English) addressed PwC’s practice of securing employee consent to process their personal data. According to the decision, PwC asked employees to sign a “Statement of Acceptance of Terms of Personal Data Processing”...