Personal Data Processing of Online Platforms’ and Search Engines’ Users: The case of the EU Digital Services Act

25 Pages Posted: 13 Dec 2023

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Domingos Farinho

University of Lisbon - Lisbon Public Law Research Centre

Date Written: 2023

Abstract

Online platforms and online search engines have become some of the most important personal data processors in the world as a result of their growing importance in the digital economy and our daily lives. From a legal standing this phenomenon raises questions on how to the protect personal data of their users without encroaching disproportionally on the freedoms of online platforms and other users. Legal systems are addressing this issue differently. In the European Union (EU) the Digital Services Act (DSA) has been approved to assure a fundamental rights’-based regulation of online platforms, where therefore the protection of personal data plays an important role.

Keywords: GDRP, online platforms, personal data, DSA, data protection

JEL Classification: k10, k20, k22

Suggested Citation

Farinho, Domingos, Personal Data Processing of Online Platforms’ and Search Engines’ Users: The case of the EU Digital Services Act ( 2023). Lisbon Public Law Working Paper No. 2023-4, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4663367 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4663367

Domingos Farinho (Contact Author)

University of Lisbon - Lisbon Public Law Research Centre ( email )

Alameda da Universidade, Cidade Universitária
Lisboa, 1649-014
Portugal

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