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The Right to Data Protection

Individual and Structural Dimensions of Data Protection in EU Law

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  • Offers a comprehensive account of data protection, including its structural, systemic dimension

  • Includes the most comprehensive analysis of the CJEU’s jurisprudence on the right to data protection

  • While focusing on the GDPR also analyses the entire EU data protection regime, including that applying to the EU itself

Part of the book series: Information Technology and Law Series (ITLS, volume 34)

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Table of contents (5 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    • Felix Bieker
    Pages 1-12
  3. EU Data Protection Legislation

    • Felix Bieker
    Pages 13-46
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 277-300

About this book

This book advances an approach that combines the individual and the structural, systemic dimensions of data protection. It considers the right to data protection under the EU Charter and its relationship to the secondary legislation. Furthermore, the case law of the Court of Justice of the EU as well as current academic conceptualizations are analysed.

The author finds that current approaches invariably link data protection to privacy and often fail to address the structural implications of data processing. He therefore suggests a dualistic approach to data protection: in its individual dimension, data protection aims to protect natural persons and their rights, while the structural dimension protects the democratic society as a whole from the adverse effects of data processing. Using this approach, the full potential of an independent right to data protection can be realized.

Researchers, practitioners and students will find this a valuable resource on the rationales, scope and application of data protection.

Felix Bieker is Legal Researcher at the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner of Schleswig-Holstein (Unabhängiges Landeszentrum für Datenschutz) in Kiel, Germany.

Keywords

  • Data protection
  • Human rights
  • EU Charter
  • Privacy
  • Surveillance
  • GDPR
  • ECJ
  • AI
  • Data retention
  • Group rights

Authors and Affiliations

  • Office of the Data Protection Commissioner Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel, Germany

    Felix Bieker

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eBook USD 79.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-94-6265-503-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 99.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)