Mandating Data Rights Exercises

26 Pages Posted: 18 Apr 2022

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Alexandra Giannopoulou

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR)

Jef Ausloos

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR)

Sylvie Delacroix

University of Birmingham - Birmingham Law School; The Alan Turing Institute

Heleen Janssen

University of Cambridge - Computer Laboratory; University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law

Date Written: March 19, 2022

Abstract

Data subject rights constitute critical tools for empowerment in the digitised society. These rights – especially those found in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – are intent agnostic and can be deployed to safeguard many interests and (fundamental) rights in a wide variety of contexts, not just individually, but also collectively. As data rights are increasingly exercised collectively and/or in relation to very complex data ecosystems, we can observe growing involvement of intermediating entities exercising rights on behalf of data subjects. Yet, the exact contours of whether and how data protection law allows these rights to be mandated in the first place remains an underexplored area. With this in mind, this article provides more clarity on the challenges and legal requirements of data rights mandates, specifically by looking at private law. The paper explains how data rights mandates relate to the GDPR, and explores the way in which private law arrangements structure - and constrain - such mandates.

Keywords: Data protection, data rights, data rights intermediaries, GDPR, fiduciary duties, mandate

Suggested Citation

Giannopoulou, Alexandra and Ausloos, Jef and Delacroix, Sylvie and Janssen, Heleen, Mandating Data Rights Exercises (March 19, 2022). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4061726 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4061726

Alexandra Giannopoulou (Contact Author)

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Jef Ausloos

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR) ( email )

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Sylvie Delacroix

University of Birmingham - Birmingham Law School ( email )

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United Kingdom

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Heleen Janssen

University of Cambridge - Computer Laboratory ( email )

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University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law ( email )

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