The Right to Informational Self-Determination and the Value of Self-Development: Reassessing the Importance of Privacy for Democracy

  • Antoinette Rouvroy
  • Yves Poullet
Conference paper

In December of 1983, the German Federal Constitutional Court1 declared unconstitutional certain provisions of the revised Census Act (Volkszählungsurteil) that had been adopted unanimously by the German Federal Parliament but were nevertheless challenged by diverse associations before the Constitutional Court.


Personal Data Data Protection Human Dignity Informational Privacy Data Protection Legislation 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Antoinette Rouvroy
    • 1
  • Yves Poullet
    • 2
  1. 1.Research associate at the National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS) and at the IT and Law Research Centre (CRID)University of NamurNamur
  2. 2.Center for Law, Science Technology & Society Studies (LSTS)Vrije Universiteit Brussel1050 BrusselBelgium

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