Reforming European Data Protection Law

  • Serge Gutwirth
  • Ronald Leenes
  • Paul de Hert

Part of the Law, Governance and Technology Series book series (LGTS, volume 20)

Also part of the Issues in Privacy and Data Protection book sub series (ISDP, volume 20)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Profiling: A Persistent Core Issue of Data Protection and Privacy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Francesca Bosco, Niklas Creemers, Valeria Ferraris, Daniel Guagnin, Bert-Jaap Koops
      Pages 3-33
  3. Taming the Future: Assessments of Risks in the Sphere of Privacy and Data Protection

  4. To Forget or Not to Forget? Or Is the Question: How to Forget?

  5. Does It Take Two to Tango: Privacy and Security?

  6. Designing and Supporting Privacy and Data Protection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-291
    2. Sabine Trepte, Doris Teutsch, Philipp K. Masur, Carolin Eicher, Mona Fischer, Alisa Hennhöfer et al.
      Pages 333-365
    3. Elijah Sparrow, Harry Halpin
      Pages 367-383
    4. Jovan Stevovic, Eleonora Bassi, Alessio Giori, Fabio Casati, Giampaolo Armellin
      Pages 385-406

About this book


This book on privacy and data protection offers readers conceptual analysis as well as thoughtful discussion of issues, practices, and solutions. It features results of the seventh annual International Conference on Computers, Privacy, and Data Protection, CPDP 2014, held in Brussels January 2014.

The book first examines profiling, a persistent core issue of data protection and privacy. It covers the emergence of profiling technologies, on-line behavioral tracking, and the impact of profiling on fundamental rights and values. Next, the book looks at preventing privacy risks and harms through impact assessments. It contains discussions on the tools and methodologies for impact assessments as well as case studies.

The book then goes on to cover the purported trade-off between privacy and security, ways to support privacy and data protection, and the controversial right to be forgotten, which offers individuals a means to oppose the often persistent digital memory of the web.

Written during the process of the fundamental revision of the current EU data protection law by the Data Protection Package proposed by the European Commission, this interdisciplinary book presents both daring and prospective approaches. It will serve as an insightful resource for readers with an interest in privacy and data protection.


Data Protection Officer European Data Protection Authorities European General Data Protection Regulation Evaluation of security measures in public transportation Models and tools for the computational support of technology Online Privacy Literacy Scale (OPLIS) Personal data protection Privacy and Data Protection Strategies Privacy and security Privacy by Design Privacy impact assessments (PIA) Reforming Data Protection Right to Be Forgotten or Erasure (RTBF) Short history of data protection law The LEAP Encryption Access Project Wikileaks and Freedom

Editors and affiliations

  • Serge Gutwirth
    • 1
  • Ronald Leenes
    • 2
  • Paul de Hert
    • 3
  1. 1.Law, Science, Technology & Society (LSTS)Faculty of Law and Criminology at the Vrije Universiteit BrusselBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT)Tilburg UniversityTilburgThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Law, Science, Technology & Society (LSTS)Faculty of Law and Criminology at the Vrije Universiteit BrusselBrusselsBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-9384-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-9385-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2352-1902
  • Series Online ISSN 2352-1910
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