The Reform of the EU Data Protection Framework: Outlining Key Changes and Assessing Their Fitness for a Data-Driven Economy

Journal of Information Policy, Vol. 6 (2016), pp. 479-511.

34 Pages Posted: 11 Jun 2016 Last revised: 16 Dec 2016

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Mira Burri

University of Lucerne

Rahel Schär

Universität Luzern

Date Written: June 8, 2016

Abstract

The article analyzes the recent data protection reform of the European Union (EU). It introduces the drivers of the reform, in particular by looking at a few seminal judgments of the Court of Justice of the EU. Against this backdrop, the article highlights the key changes that the new General Data Protection Regulation brings about, assesses their implications and seeks to situate them in the wider context of the digital economy and its governance, in particular with regard to cross-border data flows.

Keywords: EU law, General Data Protection Regulation, data protection, privacy, trade, digital economy, Big Data, the right to be forgotten, EU-US Safe Harbor, EU-US Privacy Shield

Suggested Citation

Burri, Mira and Schär, Rahel, The Reform of the EU Data Protection Framework: Outlining Key Changes and Assessing Their Fitness for a Data-Driven Economy (June 8, 2016). Journal of Information Policy, Vol. 6 (2016), pp. 479-511.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2792222 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2792222

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Rahel Schär

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