Ethical Dimensions of the GDPR

in: Mark Cole and Franziska Boehm (eds.), Commentary on the General Data Protection Regulation, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar (2018, Forthcoming)

14 Pages Posted: 20 Aug 2018

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Hielke Hijmans

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Charles D. Raab

University of Edinburgh

Date Written: July 30, 2018

Abstract

Our digital society is changing rapidly, with emerging new technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, robotics, and the internet of things. These changes trigger new fundamental ethical questions relating to privacy and data protection. This paper explores the ethical dimensions of privacy and data protection and the extent to which the GDPR takes ethics into account in relation to these developments. It concludes with some observations on who should be in the lead on making ethical judgements (governments, data protection authorities (DPAs), ethical committees, or others) It will be included in a GDPR Commentary (probably in 2019).

Keywords: Privacy, Ethics, GDPR

Suggested Citation

Hijmans, Hielke and Raab, Charles D., Ethical Dimensions of the GDPR (July 30, 2018). in: Mark Cole and Franziska Boehm (eds.), Commentary on the General Data Protection Regulation, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar (2018, Forthcoming) . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3222677

Hielke Hijmans (Contact Author)

Vrije Universiteit Brussel ( email )

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http://www.vub.ac.be/
Brussels, 1050
Belgium
479595259 (Phone)

Charles D. Raab

University of Edinburgh ( email )

Edinburgh, EH8 9LL
United Kingdom

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