Is Data Protection the Same as Privacy? An Analysis of Telecommunications’ Metadata Retention Measures

Journal of Internet Law, vol. 17(3), pp. 20-33

Posted: 28 Nov 2017

Date Written: September 15, 2013

Abstract

This article analyses the Data Retention Directive and argues that the retention of telecommunications metadata interferes not only with the right to privacy, but also with specific fair information principles that constitute the essential core of the right to data protection. It submits that assessment on the basis of each one of the two rights, which are both found in the EUCFR, is crucial for a comprehensive fundamental rights analysis of metadata retention measures.

Keywords: Data Retention Directive, right to privacy, right to data protection

JEL Classification: K

Suggested Citation

Tzanou, Maria, Is Data Protection the Same as Privacy? An Analysis of Telecommunications’ Metadata Retention Measures (September 15, 2013). Journal of Internet Law, vol. 17(3), pp. 20-33, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3076459

Maria Tzanou (Contact Author)

Keele University ( email )

Staffordshire
United Kingdom

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