Opinions Can Be Incorrect! In Our Opinion. On the Accuracy Principle in Data Protection Law

Dara Hallinan, Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius, Opinions can be incorrect! In our opinion. On data protection law’s accuracy principle, International Data Privacy Law, ipz025, DOI:10.1093/idpl/ipz025

13 Pages Posted: 17 Mar 2020

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Dara Hallinan

FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure

Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius

iHub, Radboud University, Nijmegen

Date Written: February 19, 2020

Abstract

- The GDPR contains an accuracy principle, as most data privacy laws in the world do. In principle, data controllers must ensure that personal data they use are accurate.

- Some have argued that the accuracy principle does not apply to personal data in the form of opinions about data subjects.

- We argue, however, from a positive law perspective, that the accuracy principle does apply to opinions.

- We further argue, from a normative perspective, that the accuracy principle should apply to opinions.

Keywords: Data Protection, GDPR, Law, Inferences, Accuracy

Suggested Citation

Hallinan, Dara and Zuiderveen Borgesius, Frederik, Opinions Can Be Incorrect! In Our Opinion. On the Accuracy Principle in Data Protection Law (February 19, 2020). Dara Hallinan, Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius, Opinions can be incorrect! In our opinion. On data protection law’s accuracy principle, International Data Privacy Law, ipz025, DOI:10.1093/idpl/ipz025, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3540737

Dara Hallinan (Contact Author)

FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure ( email )

Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, 76344
Germany

Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius

iHub, Radboud University, Nijmegen ( email )

Nijmegen
Netherlands

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