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Information Sharing and Data Protection in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice

Towards Harmonised Data Protection Principles for Information Exchange at EU-level


  • First comprehensive overview of data exchange possiblities and data protection rights in the area of freedom, security and justice

  • Evaluates for the first time data protection rights in this special area after the Lisbon Treaty entered into force

  • Includes suggestions for improvements which would improve the respect of the right to data protection in the field of data exchange in the area of freedom, security and justice


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About this book


Privacy and data protection in police work and law enforcement cooperation has always been a challenging issue. Current developments in EU internal security policy, such as increased information sharing (which includes the exchange of personal data between European law enforcement agencies and judicial actors in the area of freedom, security and justice (Europol, Eurojust, Frontex and OLAF)) and the access of EU agencies, in particular Europol and Eurojust, to data stored in European information systems such as the SIS (II), VIS, CIS or Eurodac raise interesting questions regarding the balance between the rights of individuals and security interests. This book deals with the complexity of the relations between these actors and offers for the first time a comprehensive overview of the structures for information exchange in the area of freedom, security and justice and their compliance with data protection rules in this field.


EU information sharing EU law area of freedom, security and justice data protection police and judicial cooperation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1., Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, RUniversity of LuxembourgLuxembourgLuxembourg

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