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The Foundations of EU Data Protection Law


ISBN13: 9780198718239
Published: November 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £75.00



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Nearly two decades after the EU first enacted data protection rules, key questions about the nature and scope of this EU policy, and the harms it seeks to prevent, remain unanswered.

The inclusion of a Right to Data Protection in the EU Charter has increased the salience of these questions, which must be addressed in order to ensure the legitimacy, effectiveness and development of this Charter right and the EU data protection regime more generally.

The Foundations of EU Data Protection Law is a timely and important work which sheds new light on this neglected area of law, challenging the widespread assumption that data protection is merely a subset of the right to privacy.

At a time when EU data protection law is sitting firmly in the international spotlight, this book offers academics, policy-makers, and practitioners a coherent vision for the future of this key policy and fundamental right in the EU legal order, and how best to realise it.

Subjects:
Data Protection
Contents:
PART I: CONCEPTUALISING EU DATA PROTECTION LAW
1. Introduction
2. Characteristics of the EU Regime
3. The Dual Objectives of Data Protection Regulation
4. The Link Between Privacy and Data Protection

PART II: 'INDIVIDUAL CONTROL': DATA PROTECTION'S UNSTATED OBJECTIVE
5. Reconciling Data Protection with Other Rights and Interests
6. The Role of Individual Control Over Personal Data
7. The Limits of Control
8. Conclusions and Future Prospects