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Data Protection Law in the EU

Data Protection Law in the EU
roles, responsabilities and liability

  • ISBN: 9781780688282
  • Editorial: Intersentia Ltd.
  • Lugar de la edición: Mortsel. Bélgica
  • Colección: KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law Series
  • Encuadernación: Cartoné
  • Medidas: 25 cm
  • Nº Pág.: 694
  • Idiomas: Inglés

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EU data protection law imposes a series of requirements designed to protect individuals against the risks that result from the processing of their data. It also distinguishes among different types of actors involved in the processing, setting out different obligations for each actor. The most important distinction in this regard is the distinction between “controllers” and “processors”. Together, these concepts provide the very basis upon which responsibility for compliance with EU data protection law is allocated. As a result, both concepts play a decisive role in determining the potential liability of an organisation under EU data protection law, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Technological and societal developments have made it increasingly difficult to apply the controller-processor model in practice. The main factors are the growing complexity of processing operations, the diversification of processing, services and the sheer number of actors that can be involved. Against this background, this book seeks to determine whether EU data protection law should continue to maintain the controller-processor model as the main basis for allocating responsibility and liability.

This book provides its readers with the analytical framework to help them navigate the intricate relationship of roles, responsibility and liability under EU data protection law. The book begins with an in-depth analysis of the nature and role of the controller and processor concepts. The key elements of each are examined in detail, as is the associated allocation of responsibility and liability. The next part contains a historical-comparative

Part I. Introduction
Chapter 1. Background (p. 1)
Chapter 2. Problem Statement (p. 7)
Chapter 3. Research Questions (p. 13)
Chapter 4. Structure and Methodology (p. 17)

Part II. State of the Art
Chapter 1. Introduction (p. 21)
Chapter 2. Scope of EU Data Protection Law (p. 25)
Chapter 3. Basic Protections (p. 33)
Chapter 4. Allocation of Responsibility (p. 47)
Chapter 5. Liability Exposure of Controllers and Processors (p. 83)
Chapter 6. Specific Issues (p. 117)
Chapter 7. Additional Functions of the Controller and Processor Concepts (p. 141)

Part III. Historical-Comparative Analysis
Chapter 1. Introduction (p. 149)
Chapter 2. The Emergence of Data Protection Law (p. 155)
Chapter 3. National Data Protection Laws Before 1980 (p. 163)
Chapter 4. International Instruments (p. 207)
Chapter 5. National Data Protection Laws After 1981 (p. 231)
Chapter 6. Directive 95/46/EC (p. 261)
Chapter 7. General Data Protection Regulation (p. 279)
Chapter 8. Conclusion (p. 325)

Part IV. Use Cases
Chapter 1. Introduction (p. 341)
Chapter 2. E-Government Identity Management (p. 347)
Chapter 3. Online Social Networks (p. 395)
Chapter 4. Cloud Computing (p. 467)
Chapter 5. Internet Search Engines (p. 511)

Part V. Recommendations
Chapter 1. Introduction (p. 553)
Chapter 2. Typology of Issues (p. 557)
Chapter 3. Typology of Solutions (p. 589)
Chapter 4. Recommendations (p. 639)
Chapter 5. Conclusion (p. 651)


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