Issues in Privacy and Data Protection

Enforcing Privacy

Regulatory, Legal and Technological Approaches

Editors: Wright, David, De Hert, Paul (Eds.)

  • Offers a worldwide analysis of current privacy enforcement mechanisms
  • Comes at a time of increased public awareness of privacy due to the NSA revelations
  • Includes an interdisciplinary line-up of leading international experts on data protection authorities
  • Shows how privacy is enforced in the face of ubiquitous surveillance by governments and companies
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About this book

This book is about enforcing privacy and data protection. It demonstrates different approaches – regulatory, legal and technological – to enforcing privacy. 

If regulators do not enforce laws or regulations or codes or do not have the resources, political support or wherewithal to enforce them, they effectively eviscerate and make meaningless such laws or regulations or codes, no matter how laudable or well-intentioned. In some cases, however, the mere existence of such laws or regulations, combined with a credible threat to invoke them, is sufficient for regulatory purposes. But the threat has to be credible.  As some of the authors in this book make clear – it is a theme that runs throughout this book – “carrots” and “soft law” need to be backed up by “sticks” and “hard law”. 

The authors of this book view privacy enforcement as an activity that goes beyond regulatory enforcement, however. In some sense, enforcing privacy is a task that befalls to all of us. Privacy advocates and members of the public can play an important role in combatting the continuing intrusions upon privacy by governments, intelligence agencies and big companies. 

Contributors to this book - including regulators, privacy advocates, academics, SMEs, a Member of the European Parliament, lawyers and a technology researcher – share their views in the one and only book on Enforcing Privacy.

About the authors

David Wright is Director of Trilateral Research, a London-based research company, which he founded in 2004. He has been a partner in numerous projects funded by the European Commission involving privacy, surveillance, risk, security and ethics. He has published many articles in peer-reviewed journals. In addition to Enforcing Privacy, he co-edited and co-authored Privacy Impact Assessment (Springer 2012) with Paul De Hert. He was also principal editor of Surveillance in Europe (Routledge 2015). 


Paul De Hert is an international fundamental rights expert, with work on human rights and criminal and surveillance law, constitutionalism and the impact of technology on law. He is interested both in legal practice and more fundamental reflections about law.

He is full professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) being co-director of the Research Group Law Science Technology & Society (LSTS) and of the Brussels Privacyhub. He also teaches “Privacy and Data Protection” at the Tilburg Institute of Law, Technology, and Society (TILT).

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Introduction to Enforcing Privacy

    Wright, David (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

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  • Enforcing Privacy

    Wright, David

    Pages 13-49

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  • Failures of Privacy Self-Regulation in the United States

    Gellman, Robert (et al.)

    Pages 53-77

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  • From a Model Pupil to a Problematic Grown-Up: Enforcing Privacy and Data Protection in Hungary

    Szekely, Ivan

    Pages 79-104

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  • A Tale of Two Privacies: Enforcing Privacy with Hard Power and Soft Power in Japan

    Miyashita, Hiroshi

    Pages 105-122

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Hardcover 135,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Enforcing Privacy
Book Subtitle
Regulatory, Legal and Technological Approaches
Editors
  • David Wright
  • Paul De Hert
Series Title
Issues in Privacy and Data Protection
Series Volume
25
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-25047-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-25047-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-25045-8
Series ISSN
2352-1929
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 506
Topics