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Privacy and the regulation of 2012
Computer Law & Security Review (2012)
  • Luiz Costa, University of Namur

This paper explores the European Commission’s proposal for a new Regulation to update and reform data protection law in Europe. As regards the Regulation itself, without presenting an exhaustive analysis of all the provisions, this paper aims to highlight some significant changes proposed to the data protection regime by comparison between Directive 95/46 and the proposed Regulation. It takes particularly into account legislative innovation concerning data protection principles, data subjects’ rights, data controllers and data processors obligations, and the regulation of technologies. Before analyzing these innovations, it introduces some considerations about the Commission’s choice to use a Regulation instead of a Directive to harmonize national data protection regime.

  • General data protection regulation,
  • Data protection,
  • Personal data,
  • Privacy,
  • Right to be forgotten,
  • Supervisory authority,
  • Data protection by default,
  • Data protection by design,
  • Data protection impact assessment
Publication Date
June, 2012
Citation Information
Luiz Costa. "Privacy and the regulation of 2012" Computer Law & Security Review Vol. 28 Iss. 3 (2012)
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