Issues in Privacy and Data Protection

The Unaccountable State of Surveillance

Exercising Access Rights in Europe

Editors: Norris, C., de Hert, P., L'Hoiry, X., Galetta, A. (Eds.)

  • ​Is the first substantive study of exercising access rights across a range of European countries
  • Ties in with the rising public awareness of data protection, surveillance and privacy issues arising from the Edward Snowden revelations
  • Employs a 'law in action' approach- consisting of rich auto-ethnographic and comparative methodological approaches
  • Presents detailed findings from a unique, large-scale research project
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This book examines the ability of citizens across ten European countries to exercise their democratic rights to access their personal data. It presents a socio-legal research project, with the researchers acting as citizens, or data subjects, and using ethnographic data collection methods. The research presented here evidences a myriad of strategies and discourses employed by a range of public and private sector organizations as they obstruct and restrict citizens' attempts to exercise their informational rights. The book also provides an up-to-date legal analysis of legal frameworks across Europe concerning access rights and makes several policy recommendations in the area of informational rights. It provides a unique and unparalleled study of the law in action which uncovered the obstacles that citizens encounter if they try to find out what personal data public and private sector organisations collect and store about them, how they process it, and with whom they share it. These are simple questions to ask, and the right to do so is enshrined in law, but getting answers to these questions was met by a raft of strategies which effectively denied citizens their rights. The book documents in rich ethnographic detail the manner in which these discourses of denial played out in the ten countries involved, and explores in depth the implications for policy and regulatory reform.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction – The Right of Access to Personal Data in a Changing European Legislative Framework

    L’Hoiry, Xavier (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

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  • Methodological Remarks

    L’Hoiry, Xavier (et al.)

    Pages 9-20

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  • A European Perspective on Data Protection and the Right of Access

    Galetta, Antonella (et al.)

    Pages 21-43

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  • Exercising Access Rights in Austria

    Krieger-Lamina, Jaro

    Pages 45-76

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  • Exercising Access Rights in Belgium

    Galetta, Antonella (et al.)

    Pages 77-108

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eBook 142,79 €
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Hardcover 176,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-47571-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Unaccountable State of Surveillance
Book Subtitle
Exercising Access Rights in Europe
Editors
  • Clive Norris
  • Paul de Hert
  • Xavier L'Hoiry
  • Antonella Galetta
Series Title
Issues in Privacy and Data Protection
Series Volume
34
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-47573-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-47573-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-47571-4
Series ISSN
2352-1929
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 499
Number of Illustrations and Tables
22 b/w illustrations
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