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Data Protection on the Move

Current Developments in ICT and Privacy/Data Protection

  • Serge Gutwirth
  • Ronald Leenes
  • Paul De Hert

Part of the Law, Governance and Technology Series book series (LGTS, volume 24)

Also part of the Issues in Privacy and Data Protection book sub series (ISDP, volume 24)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Bibi van den Berg
    Pages 1-24
  3. Michael Friedewald, Marc van Lieshout, Sven Rung, Merel Ooms
    Pages 51-74
  4. Tilman Frosch, Sven Schäge, Martin Goll, Thorsten Holz
    Pages 75-100
  5. Wolfgang Kuchinke, Christian Ohmann, Robert A. Verheij, Evert-Ben van Veen, Brendan C. Delaney
    Pages 101-134
  6. Hans Lammerant, Paul De Hert
    Pages 163-194
  7. Yod-Samuel Martin, Jose M. del Alamo
    Pages 249-275
  8. Tobias Matzner, Philipp K. Masur, Carsten Ochs, Thilo von Pape
    Pages 277-305
  9. Arvind Narayanan, Joanna Huey, Edward W. Felten
    Pages 357-385
  10. Cristos Velasco, Julia Hörnle, Anna-Maria Osula
    Pages 465-476

About this book


This volume brings together papers that offer methodologies, conceptual analyses, highlight issues, propose solutions, and discuss practices regarding privacy and data protection. It is one of the results of the eight annual International Conference on Computers, Privacy, and Data Protection, CPDP 2015, held in Brussels in January 2015.

The book explores core concepts, rights and values in (upcoming) data protection regulation and their (in)adequacy in view of developments such as Big and Open Data, including the right to be forgotten, metadata, and anonymity. It discusses privacy promoting methods and tools such as a formal systems modeling methodology, privacy by design in various forms (robotics, anonymous payment), the opportunities and burdens of privacy self management, the differentiating role privacy can play in innovation.
The book also discusses EU policies with respect to Big and Open Data and provides advice to policy makers regarding these topics.
Also attention is being paid to regulation and its effects, for instance in case of the so-called ‘EU-cookie law’ and groundbreaking cases, such as Europe v. Facebook.

This interdisciplinary book was written during what may turn out to be the final stages of the process of the fundamental revision of the current EU data protection law by the Data Protection Package proposed by the European Commission. It discusses open issues and daring and prospective approaches. It will serve as an insightful resource for readers with an interest in privacy and data protection.                                                                                                                                                                


Behavioural advertising Big Data Privacy Big Data era Case law on privacy violations Cloud Computing Current Legal Evolution Current Technological/ICT Evolution Data Protection Do-It-Yourself Data Protection Domestic Robots on Privacy and Data Protection European Court of Human Rights European Union Data Protection Issues Europena Union cookie law Human rights framework Privacy Failures as Systems Failures Privacy Protection Privacy and Security Privacy-Specific Formal System Model

Editors and affiliations

  • Serge Gutwirth
    • 1
  • Ronald Leenes
    • 2
  • Paul De Hert
    • 3
  1. 1.Law, Science, Technology and Society (LSTS), Faculty of Law and CriminologyVrije Universiteit BrusselBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and SocietyTilburg UniversityTilburgThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Law, Science, Technology and Society, Faculty of Law and CriminologyVrije Universiteit BrusselBrusselsBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Data Protection on the Move
  • Book Subtitle Current Developments in ICT and Privacy/Data Protection
  • Editors Serge Gutwirth
    Ronald Leenes
    Paul De Hert
  • Series Title Law, Governance and Technology Series
  • Series Abbreviated Title Law, Governance and Technology Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology Law and Criminology (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-94-017-7375-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-017-7378-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-017-7376-8
  • Series ISSN 2352-1902
  • Series E-ISSN 2352-1910
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 476
  • Number of Illustrations 35 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics European Law
    Computers and Society
    Philosophy of Law
    Philosophy of Technology
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“The volume delivers a wide range of topics dealing with highly fluid situations. It offers insightful perspectives from legal, regulatory, academic and technological development in privacy and data protection. It can act as an incentive for those who are particularly intrigued with the recent advances in technology and the question on how to reconcile legal environment with technology.” (Elif Mendos Kuskonmaz, International Journal of Law and Information Technology, Vol. 25 (4), 2017)

“The book includes a discussion of various privacy practices. … There is a lot of information about big companies’ privacy policies, including Google and Facebook. The researchers’ insight is very valuable. This book will help technologists and policy makers follow the recent advances in this area and gain an understanding of data privacy issues.” (Gulustan Dogan, Computing Reviews,, June, 2016)