EU Data Protection Law cover


Data Protection has become one of the most important news topics of recent years, playing a role in elections and referendums, and posing a whole host of new legal questions. At its core, data protection is the statutory protection provided to protect the privacy of individuals with regard to personal data. It's places various obligations on persons who keep personal data, eg that the data must be accurate and kept for lawful purposes.

EU Data Protection Law provides an analysis of the EU's proposed General Data Protection Regulation. The book analyses the rights of the data subject including rights to information, access, rectification, erasure (right to be forgotten), restriction, portability and objection. It examines in detail the role and responsibilities of controllers and processors together with governance (including the Data Protection Officer) and risk (data protection by design and default, the Data Protection Impact Assessment, data security and the notification of subjects). The role of data protection authorities, the European Data Protection Board and enforcement mechanisms such as fines and other liabilities and penalties are also explored. Other relevant Directives are discussed together with appropriate case law. This comprehensive treatment is the only one of its kind. It will also be of international appeal, as Ireland's perspective in this area carries great weight in light of Ireland's position as the European headquarters for many digital technology companies such as Facebook and Google.

Table of Contents


Table of Cases
Table of Statutes
Table of European Legislation
Table of Conventions, Protocols and Treaties
Table of Legislation of Other Jurisdictions
Part 1 The EU Right to Data Protection

Chapter 1: The EU Right to Data Protection
Chapter 2: EU Right to Data Protection and the ECHR
Part 2 The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Chapter 3: Scope and the Application of the GDPR
Chapter 4: Definitions
Chapter 5: Territorial scope of the GDPR and transfers outside the EU
Part 3 Rules of Data Processing
Chapter 6: The Principles Relating to Processing of Personal Data
Chapter 7: Lawfulness of Processing
Chapter 8: Special Categories of Data
Part 4 Rights of the Data Subject
Chapter 9: Rights of the Data Subject
Chapter 10: Modalities and Restrictions
Part 5 Controller and Processors
Chapter 11: Controller and Processor
Chapter 12: Controller and Processor: Governance
Chapter 13: Controller and Processor: Risk
Chapter 14: Codes of Conduct and Certification
Part 6 Supervisory Authorities
Chapter 15: Supervisory Authorities
Chapter 16: The Independence of Supervisory Authorities
Chapter 17: The Jurisdiction of Supervisory Authorities
Chapter 18: Consistency
Part 7 Remedies, Liabilities and Penalties
Chapter 19: Remedies, Liability and Penalties
Part 8 Criminal Justice
Chapter 20: The Sharing of Personal Data
Chapter 21: The Law Enforcement Directive
Part 9 Processing by Community Institutions
Chapter 22: Processing by Community Institutions
Part 10 ePrivacy Directive
Chapter 23: ePrivacy

Product details

Published 01 Mar 2018
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 400
ISBN 9781784515560
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Denis Kelleher

Denis Kelleher BCL, LLD, Barrister-at-Law, is the…


Karen Murray

Karen Murray was educated at NUI Galway, Queen’s U…