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, Volume 19, Issue 2, pp 159–177 | Cite as

The proposal for a directive on digital content: a complex relationship with data protection law

  • Romain RobertEmail author
  • Lara Smit
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Abstract

While the EU is in the process of comprehensively reforming its data protection legal framework, another legislative proposal intends to address certain aspects of the digital economy, with a potential legal shift from the balance reached by the General Data Protection Regulation: the Proposal for a Digital Content Directive. This proposal introduces a heavily debated idea: the possibility to pay with personal data to access a service. This article analyses how data protection law and consumer law may interact for better or for worse.

Keywords

Data protection Personal data GDPR ePrivacy Digital content 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.European Data Protection SupervisorBrusselsBelgium

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