The future of privacy - Addressing singularities to identify bright-line rules that speak to us

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To apprehend the future of privacy I have opted for a controlled exploration of the issue, mainly taking the form of delamination: an exploration or assessment of privacy in a broad sense is not the object of this reflection. The focus is on technology-related privacy. Is the future of (some aspects of privacy) dependent on the future of technology? What is then the future of technology? What technology brings the future and what future brings technology? We know technology changes rapidly and we, law and technology lawyers or privacy lawyers, update ourselves constantly, including on the various technology-related concepts that come to us from other industries. One author sees a hype cycle at work with machine learning and blockchain currently peaking in the ‘must understand’-lists of technology and big data having lost already all its appeal
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)461-466
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Data Protection Law Review
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2016



  • data protection law

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