Handbook on European data protection law
The rapid development of information technology has exacerbated the need for robust personal data protection, the right to which is safeguarded by both European Union (EU) and Council of Europe (CoE) instruments. Safeguarding this important right entails new and signifi cant challenges as technological advances expand the frontiers of areas such as surveillance, communication interception and data storage. This handbook is designed to familiarise legal practitioners not specialised in data protection with this emerging area of the law. It provides an overview of the EU’s and the CoE’s... applicable legal frameworks. It also explains key case law, summarising major rulings of both the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights. In addition, it presents hypothetical scenarios that serve as practical illustrations of the diverse issues encountered in this ever-evolving field.
- Corporate author(s): Council of Europe , European Court of Human Rights , European Data Protection Supervisor , European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (EU body or agency) Themes: Information technology and telecommunications, Community secondary legislation, Fundamental rights
- Subject: data protection, data-processing law, guide, legislation, personal data, protection of privacy, rights of the individual
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