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dc.contributor.authorErdos, Daviden
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-16T13:59:33Z
dc.date.available2015-06-16T13:59:33Z
dc.date.issued2016-01-04en
dc.identifier.citationErdos. International and Comparative Law Quarterly (2016) Vol. 65, Issue 1, pp. 139-183. doi: 10.1017/S0020589315000512
dc.identifier.issn0020-5893
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/248496
dc.description.abstractThe European Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC requires all European Economic Area (EEA) jurisdictions to provide an equivalent regime protecting the privacy and other fundamental rights and freedoms of natural persons in relation to personal data processing, whilst also shielding media expression from the default substantive requirements as necessary to ensure a balance between fundamental rights. Through a comprehensive coding of the derogations set out in each jurisdiction’s data protection laws, this paper provides the first systematic analysis of whether this has in fact been achieved. It is demonstrated that there is a total lack of even minimal harmonization in this area, with many laws providing for patently unbalanced results especially as regards the publication of sensitive information, which includes criminal convictions and political opinion, and the collection of information without notice direct from the data subject. This reality radically undermines European data protection’s twin purposes of ensuring the free flow of personal data and protecting fundamental rights, an outcome which remains largely unaddressed by the proposed new Data Protection Regulation. Practical suggestions are proposed to ameliorate these troubling inconsistencies within the current process of reform.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe author acknowledges funding support from the Leverhulme Trust.
dc.languageEnglishen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.titleEuropean Union Data Protection Law and Media Expression: Fundamentally Off Balanceen
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionThis is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from Cambridge University Press via http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0020589315000512en
prism.endingPage183
prism.publicationDate2016en
prism.publicationNameInternational and Comparative Law Quarterlyen
prism.startingPage139
prism.volume65en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1017/S0020589315000512en
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016-01-04en
dc.contributor.orcidErdos, David [0000-0001-7615-5736]
dc.identifier.eissn1471-6895
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen


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