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Courts, Privacy and Data Protection in the Digital Environment
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Courts, Privacy and Data Protection in the Digital Environment

9781784718701 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Maja Brkan, Faculty of Law, Maastricht University, Maastricht, the Netherlands and Evangelia Psychogiopoulou, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy, Athens, Greece
Publication Date: 2017 ISBN: 978 1 78471 870 1 Extent: 272 pp
Through critical analysis of case law in European and national courts, this book reveals the significant role courts play in the protection of privacy and personal data within the new technological environment. It addresses the pressing question from a public who are increasingly aware of their privacy rights in a world of continual technological advances – namely, what can I do if my data privacy rights are breached?

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Through critical analysis of case law in European and national courts, this book reveals the significant role courts play in the protection of privacy and personal data within the new technological environment. It addresses the pressing question from a public who are increasingly aware of their privacy rights in a world of continual technological advances – namely, what can I do if my data privacy rights are breached?

The expert contributors examine the jurisprudence of the Court of Justice of the European Union, the case law of the European Court of Human Rights and decisions by national courts. Together, they explore how judiciaries balance privacy and data protection rights against other interests and investigate the influence European courts have on national judges. This book also probes the ways in which courts deal with strategic litigation aimed at law and policy reform and, in doing so, sheds light on the role and ability of courts to safeguard privacy and data protection rights.

This topical resource will benefit both academics and students of law, particularly those interested in the protection of fundamental rights and freedoms. Both policy makers and legal professionals alike will benefit from the insight into the judicial decision-making activities concerning data protection.
Critical Acclaim
‘With the attention given in recent years to reform of the European legislative framework for privacy and data protection, the crucial role of the courts has sometimes been neglected. This important book fills this gap by providing authoritative and insightful commentary by a team of renowned scholars on the jurisprudence of European and national courts relating to privacy and data protection, particularly in the digital environment. It will be of great interest to anyone working in this field.’
– Christopher Kuner, Brussels Privacy Hub, Belgium and editor-in-chief, International Data Privacy Law
Contributors
Contributors: M. Brkan, C. Cuijpers, P. De Hert, C. Di Cocco, J. Eichenhofer, G. González Fuster, C. Gusy, M. Husovec, T. Kyriakou, O. Lynskey, T. Ojanen, E. Psychogiopoulou, G. Sartor
Contents
Contents:

Foreword

I. Introduction: Courts, Privacy and Data Protection in the Digital Environment
Evangelia Psychogiopoulou and Maja Brkan

2. The Court of Justice of the EU, Privacy and Data Protection: Judge-made law as a leitmotif in fundamental rights protection
Maja Brkan

3. The European Court of Human Rights, Privacy and Data Protection in the digital era
Evangelia Psychogiopoulou

4. Courts, Privacy and Data protection in Belgium: Fundamental rights that might as well be struck from the Constitution
Paul De Hert

5. Courts, privacy and data protection in Finland: Making privacy and data protection real with a little help from the courts
Tuomas Ojanen

6. Courts, Privacy and Data Protection in Germany: Informational self-determination in the digital environment
Johannes Eichenhofer and Christoph Gusy

7. Courts, Privacy and Data Protection in Greece: Systemic inconsistencies and incoherence in a rapidly changing landscape
Tania Kyriakou

8. Courts, Privacy and Data Protection in Italy: Implied Constitutional Rights
Claudio Di Cocco and Giovanni Sartor

9. Courts, Privacy and Data Protection in The Netherlands: European influence and trends in litigation
Colette Cuijpers

10. Courts, Privacy and Data Protection in Slovakia: A Hesitant Guardian?
Martin Husovec

11. Courts, Privacy and Data Protection in Spain: Experiencing data protection’s dominance
Gloria González Fuster

12. Courts, privacy and data protection in the UK: Why two wrongs don’t make a right
Orla Lynskey

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