The right of access under the Police Directive: Small steps forward

Diana Dimitrova*, Paul de Hert

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Abstract

The present article sets out to examine the right of access under Directive 2016/680, which regulates the processing of personal data by EU Member States’ law enforcement authorities. The article analyses in detail the provisions on the right of access. More precisely, it looks at whether the right provides for sufficient transparency towards the data subject and whether its scope allows for a harmonized data protection across the law enforcement sector in the EU. The article concludes that while the provisions on the right of access make a significant step towards more transparency, they also suffer from defi- ciencies. Also, the limited scope of the Directive takes away from the harmo- nization attempts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPrivacy technologies and policy
Subtitle of host publication6th Annual Privacy Forum, APF 2018
EditorsManel Medina, Andreas Mitrakas, Kai Rannenberg, Erich Schweighofer, Nikolaos Tsourlas
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages111-130
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-02547-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-02546-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Link
Number11079
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

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Dimitrova, D., & de Hert, P. (2018). The right of access under the Police Directive: Small steps forward. In M. Medina, A. Mitrakas, K. Rannenberg, E. Schweighofer, & N. Tsourlas (Eds.), Privacy technologies and policy: 6th Annual Privacy Forum, APF 2018 (pp. 111-130). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; No. 11079). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-02547-2_7