Privacy, Data Protection and Cybersecurity in Europe

  • Wolf J. Schünemann
  • Max-Otto Baumann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Max-Otto Baumann, Wolf J. Schünemann
    Pages 1-14
  3. Fundamental Issues of Privacy and Data Protection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Ana Azurmendi
      Pages 17-30
  4. Discourses on Cybersecurity and Data Protection in Comparative Perspective

  5. Europeanisation: Centre and Periphery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Ariadna Ripoll Servent
      Pages 115-130
    3. Lina Jasmontaite, Valentina Pavel Burloiu
      Pages 131-145

About this book


This book offers a comparative perspective on data protection and cybersecurity in Europe. In light of the digital revolution and the implementation of social media applications and big data innovations, it analyzes threat perceptions regarding privacy and cyber security, and examines socio-political differences in the fundamental conceptions and narratives of privacy, and in data protection regimes, across various European countries. The first part of the book raises fundamental legal and ethical questions concerning data protection; the second analyses discourses on cybersecurity and data protection in various European countries; and the third part discusses EU regulations and norms intended to create harmonized data protection regimes. 


Cybersecurity Data protection Internet governance Digital revolution Big data innovations Snowden revelations Data security Internet surveillance

Editors and affiliations

  • Wolf J. Schünemann
    • 1
  • Max-Otto Baumann
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Social SciencesHildesheim UniversityHildesheimGermany
  2. 2.German Development InstituteBonnGermany

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