© 2017

Data Protection and Privacy: (In)visibilities and Infrastructures

  • Ronald Leenes
  • Rosamunde van Brakel
  • Serge Gutwirth
  • Paul De Hert

Part of the Law, Governance and Technology Series book series (LGTS, volume 36)

Also part of the Issues in Privacy and Data Protection book sub series (ISDP, volume 36)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Fundamental and Legal Questions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Murat Karaboga, Tobias Matzner, Hannah Obersteller, Carsten Ochs
      Pages 31-57
  3. Concepts and Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Eugenio Mantovani, Joan Antokol, Marian Hoekstra, Sjaak Nouwt, Nico Schutte, Pēteris Zilgalvis et al.
      Pages 81-106
    3. Antonio Kung, Frank Kargl, Santiago Suppan, Jorge Cuellar, Henrich C. Pöhls, Adam Kapovits et al.
      Pages 163-202
  4. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Christoph Bier, Simon Kömpf, Jürgen Beyerer
      Pages 271-289
  5. Closing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-291

About this book


This book features peer reviewed contributions from across the disciplines on themes relating to protection of data and to privacy protection. The authors explore fundamental and legal questions, investigate case studies and consider concepts and tools such as privacy by design, the risks of surveillance and fostering trust. Readers may trace both technological and legal evolution as chapters examine current developments in ICT such as cloud computing and the Internet of Things. Written during the process of the fundamental revision of revision of EU data protection law (the 1995 Data Protection Directive), this volume is highly topical.

Since the European Parliament has adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation 2016/679), which will apply from 25 May 2018, there are many details to be sorted out. This volume identifies and exemplifies key, contemporary issues. From fundamental rights and offline alternatives, through transparency requirements to health data breaches, the reader is provided with a rich and detailed picture, including some daring approaches to privacy and data protection. The book will inform and inspire all stakeholders.

Researchers with an interest in the philosophy of law and philosophy of technology, in computers and society, and in European and International law will all find something of value in this stimulating and engaging work.



Data Protection Privacy Protection Current Legal Evolution Current Technological/ICT Evolution Cloud Computing Health Data Breaches Data Protection Law Privacy and Data Protection risks of surveillance mobile health applications

Editors and affiliations

  • Ronald Leenes
    • 1
  • Rosamunde van Brakel
    • 2
  • Serge Gutwirth
    • 2
  • Paul De Hert
    • 2
  1. 1.Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, & SocietyTilburg UniversityTilburgThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Law, Science, Technology, & Society (LSTS)Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)BrusselsBelgium

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“The strength of this book is its broad perspective on the issues of privacy and data security, especially within the context of the recently adopted General Data Protection Directive. As peer-reviewed papers, these chapters have a formal academic structure and in-depth bibliographies. … for researchers in the field, it provides an excellent perspective of the issues.” (Computing Reviews, October, 2017)