EU Data Protection Law

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Data protection is the statutory protection provided to protect the privacy of individuals with regard to personal data. Various obligations are imposed 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.


Denis Kelleher BCL, LLD, Barrister-at-Law, is the Head of Privacy EMEA for LinkedIn. He was previously senior legal counsel in the Legal Department of the Central Bank of Ireland, Legal Counsellor at the Permanent Representation of Ireland to the EU and Advisory Counsel in the Office of the Attorney General. He delivers the Professional Certificate in Data Protection on behalf of the Institute of Banking, IFSCKaren Murray was educated at NUI Galway, Queen's University, Belfast and the King's Inns, Dublin and is a Barrister and law lecturer at the National College of Ireland. Karen has published extensively on technology law in numerous leading peer reviewed journals including the Bar Review, the Commercial Law Practitioner and the Irish Law Times and is the co-author of Information Technology Law in Ireland published by Tottel Publishing (now Bloomsbury Professional). Karen edits a webpage on information technology law at and acts as an External Examiner in a number of educational institutions.