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New Book: Privacy and Data Protection Seals

Vagelis Papakonstantinou is co-editor of a new book, on “Privacy and Data Protection Seals“, published by TMC Asser Press. The book presents timely and needed contributions on privacy and data protection seals as seen from general, legal, policy, economic, technological, and societal perspectives. It covers data protection certification in the EU (i.e., the possibilities, actors and building blocks); the Schleswig-Holstein Data Protection Seal; the French Privacy Seal Scheme; privacy seals in the USA, Europe, Japan, Canada, India and Australia; controversies, challenges and lessons for privacy seals; the potential for privacy seals in emerging technologies; and an economic analysis. This book is particularly relevant in the EU context, given the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) impetus to data protection certification mechanisms and the dedication of specific provisions to certification. Its coverage of practices in jurisdictions outside the EU also makes it relevant globally.
This book will appeal to European legislators and policy-makers, privacy and data protection practitioners, certification bodies, international organisations, and academics.
Rowena Rodrigues is a Senior Research Analyst with Trilateral Research Ltd. in London and Vagelis Papakonstantinou is a Senior Researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Brussels.

New paper, The right to data portability in the GDPR: Towards user-centric interoperability of digital services

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Vagelis Papakonstantinou new paper with Paul de Hert, Gianclaudio Malgieri, Laurent Beslay and Ignacio Sanchez on “The Right to Data Portability in the GDPR: Towards user-centric Interoperability of Digital Services” to be published in the Computer Law & Security Review, has been pre-published online. Our paper is open access, thanks to a generous grant by EU Commission’s Joint Research Centre.

New article, The new General Data Protection Regulation: Still a sound system for the protection of individuals?

Paul de Hert and Vagelis Papakonstantinou have just published their latest article on the new EU General Data Protection Regulation: “The new General Data Protection Regulation: Still a sound system for the protection of individuals?” in the Computer Law & Security Review, Volume 32 Issue 2.