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New Article: Big data analytics in electronic communications: A reality in need of granular regulation (even if this includes an interim period of no regulation at all)

Vagelis Papakonstantinou and  Paul de Hert have just published their latest article, «Big data analytics in electronic communications: A reality in need of granular regulation (even if this includes an interim period of no regulation at all)» in the Computer Law & Security Review, Volume 36 .   Abstract In this article, we provide an

2020-02-18T09:04:22+00:00February 12th, 2020|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , |

The household exemption: Is “personal” processing of “personal data” possible?

LinkedIn article, published on 21 Oct 2018   The household exemption dominates Article 2 of the GDPR, the automated/non-automated distinction being by now outdated: The GDPR does not apply whenever processing of personal data is done “by a natural person in the course of a purely personal or household activity”. In the age of digital

2018-10-21T23:33:42+00:00October 21st, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

Processing personal data under the GDPR: Can we “simply say no”?

LinkedIn article, published on 30 September 2018   Article 1 of the GDPR rarely attracts much attention: At best, it is viewed as a repetition of the GDPR title; At worst, as a functional article, a necessary introduction to the GDPR – and to the much juicier articles that follow, on material scope and territoriality.

2018-09-30T18:05:10+00:00September 30th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Blog posts|Tags: , |

Structuring modern life running on software. Recognizing (some) computer programs as new “digital persons”

Abstract Saudi Arabia grants nationality to an AI robot; the first “clash of robots” took place in Japan; and, Bill Gates suggests that robots start paying taxes. We believe that these developments justify new legal fiction interventions. Software has long now exceeded the intellectual property boundaries. It is no longer merely property; it has assumed

2018-08-01T06:37:54+00:00August 1st, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

New paper: The right to data portability in the GDPR: Towards user-centric interoperability of digital services (fully available online)

  Our new paper with Paul de Hert, Gianclaudio Malgieri, Laurent Beslay and Ignacio Sanchez on "The Right to Data Portability in the GDPR: Towards user-centric Interoperability of Digital Services" to be published in the Computer Law & Security Review, has been pre-published online. Our paper is open access, thanks to a generous grant by

2017-11-26T18:13:37+00:00November 26th, 2017|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

New article, The new General Data Protection Regulation: Still a sound system for the protection of individuals?

  Paul de Hert and Vagelis Papakonstantinou have just published their latest article, The new General Data Protection Regulation: Still a sound system for the protection of individuals? in the Computer Law & Security Review, Volume 32 Issue 2.

2016-04-30T08:43:06+00:00April 30th, 2016|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

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