A European perspective on data protection and the right of access

Antonella Galleta, Paul de Hert

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This chapter provide san up to date analysis of the legal and administrative frameworks surrounding informational rights at a supranational level in the European Union with a focus on the right of access to personal data. The first part of the chapter tracks the development of data protection and privacy legislation in the European Union, offering context and background to understand the journey of such regulation with a specific focus on the right of access. The second part of the chapter considers how issues of privacy and data protection have been dealt with by European courts, namely the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights. The chapter concludes by outlining the role played by the European Data Protection Supervisor.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe unaccountable state of surveillance
Subtitle of host publicationExercising access rights in Europe
EditorsC. Norris, P. de Hert, X. L'Hoiry, A. Galetta
PublisherSpringer Publishers
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-47573-8
ISBN (Print)9783319475714
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameLaw, Governance and Technology Series


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