European Data Protection: Coming of Age

Editors: Gutwirth, S., Leenes, R., de Hert, P., Poullet, Y. (Eds.)

  • Timely interdisciplinary book on current developments in ICT and privacy/data protection
  • Puts forward daring and prospective approaches co-inciding with the revision of the Data Protection Directive
  • Broad interdisciplinary thrust makes this volume of interest to all stakeholders in the privacy & ICT fields​
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About this book

On 25 January 2012, the European Commission presented its long awaited new “Data protection package”. With this proposal for a drastic revision of the data protection framework in Europe, it is fair to say that we are witnessing a rebirth of European data protection, and perhaps, its passage from an impulsive youth to a more mature state. Technology advances rapidly and mobile devices are significantly changing the landscape. Increasingly, we carry powerful, connected, devices, whose location and activities can be monitored by various stakeholders. Very powerful social network sites emerged in the first half of last decade, processing personal data of many millions of users.  Updating the regulatory network was imminent and the presentation of the new package will initiate a period of intense debate in which the proposals will be thoroughly commented upon and criticized, and numerous amendments will undoubtedly be proposed.

 

This volume brings together some 19 chapters offering conceptual analyses, highlighting issues, proposing solutions, and discussing practices regarding privacy and data protection. In the first part of the book, conceptual analyses of concepts such as privacy and anonymity are provided. The second section focuses on the contrasted positions of digital natives and ageing users in the information society. The third section provides four chapters on privacy by design, including discussions on roadmapping and concrete techniques. The fourth section is devoted to surveillance and profiling, with illustrations from the domain of smart metering, self-surveillance and the benefits and risks of profiling. The book concludes with case studies pertaining to communicating privacy in organisations, the fate of a data protection supervisor in one of the EU member states and data protection in social network sites and online media.

 

This volume brings together some 19 chapters offering conceptual analyses, highlighting issues, proposing solutions, and discussing practices regarding privacy and data protection. In the first part of the book, conceptual analyses of concepts such as privacy and anonymity are provided. The second section focuses on the contrasted positions of digital natives and ageing users in the information society. The third section provides four chapters on privacy by design, including discussions on roadmapping and concrete techniques. The fourth section is devoted to surveillance and profiling, with illustrations from the domain of smart metering, self-surveillance and the benefits and risks of profiling. The book concludes with case studies pertaining to communicating privacy in organisations, the fate of a data protection supervisor in one of the EU member states and data protection in social network sites and online media.

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From the reviews:

“In a constantly changing international legal landscape of data protection, this broad and diverse interdisciplinary volume brings together academics, regulators and practitioners to reflect on the current developments in information technologies and data protection. … of interest to all stakeholders in the privacy and ICT fields and helps to appreciate the growing risks in our environment, so that we understand better how the current European regime has come of age.” (Monika Zalnieriute, Privacy Law & Business International Report, Issue 123, June, 2013)

“This collection of papers … provides an overview of the latest thinking on data protection in the European Union (EU). … these papers cover different angles and supplement each other very well. Many new ideas are discussed. By the end of the book, the reader will have a solid understanding of the current challenges to privacy and potential solutions. … provide abundant details for those interested in knowing more about some particular topic in this area.” (Riemer Brouwer, Computing Reviews, May, 2013)


Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Seven Types of Privacy

    Finn, Rachel L. (et al.)

    Pages 3-32

  • The Internet as Surveilled Workplayplace and Factory

    Fuchs, Christian (et al.)

    Pages 33-57

  • From Market-Making Tool to Fundamental Right: The Role of the Court of Justice in Data Protection’s Identity Crisis

    Lynskey, Orla

    Pages 59-84

  • Anonymity: A Comparison Between the Legal and Computer Science Perspectives

    Mascetti, Sergio (et al.)

    Pages 85-115

  • Digital Natives and the Metamorphosis of the European Information Society. The Emerging Behavioral Trends Regarding Privacy and Their Legal Implications

    Andrade, Norberto Nuno Gomes (et al.)

    Pages 119-144

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-5170-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-5184-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-9562-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
European Data Protection: Coming of Age
Editors
  • Serge Gutwirth
  • Ronald Leenes
  • Paul de Hert
  • Yves Poullet
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5170-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5170-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5184-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9562-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 440
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