Publication date: 05 June 2014

Handbook on European data protection law - 2014 edition

This handbook is designed to familiarise legal practitioners who are not specialised in the field of data protection with this area of law. It provides an overview of the EU’s and the CoE’s applicable legal frameworks.

Overview

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The rapid development of information and communication technologies underscores the growing need for the robust protection of personal data – a right safeguarded by both European Union (EU) and Council of Europe (CoE) instruments. Technological advances expand the frontiers of, for example, surveillance, communication interception and data storage; all of these pose signifi cant challenges to the right to data protection.

The handbook explains key jurisprudence, summarising major rulings of both the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) and the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). Where no such case law exists, it presents practical illustrations with hypothetical scenarios. In a nutshell, this handbook aims to help ensure that the right to data protection is upheld with vigour and determination.

Should you have any comments on this Handbook you would like to communicate to the FRA, please send an email to the following address:
privacy-dataprotection@fra.europa.eu

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Country research

Publication date:
April 2014

Ad hoc information reports on access to data protection remedies

These ad hoc information reports constitute the background information drawn on by the FRA in order to compile its legal comparative analysis for the report on ‘Access to Data Protection Remedies in EU Member States’. These reports were prepared under contract by the FRA’s research network, FRANET, upon an ad hoc information request. They consist of an overview of the existing redress mechanisms in the area of data protection in the 28 EU Member States.

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