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
Date Written: June 8, 2016
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
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