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Understanding the New European Data Protection Rules

1st Edition

By Paul Lambert

Auerbach Publications

508 pages

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Compared to the US, European data and privacy protection rules seem Draconian. The European rules apply to any enterprise doing business in the EU. The new rules are far more stringent than the last set. This book is a quick guide to the directives for companies, particularly US, that have to comply with them. Where US organizations and businesses who collect or receive EU personal data fail to comply with the rule, the bottom line can suffer from very significant official fines and penalties, as well as from users, customers or representative bodies to pursuing litigation. This guide is essential for all US enterprises who directly or indirectly deal with EU personal data.

Table of Contents

Considering EU Data Protection Rules Is Necessary.

US-EU Similarities, Differences and Bridges.

The Definitions of EU Data Protection.

Instruments of Data Protection.

Data Protection Principles.

Processing Pre-Conditions: Prior Information.

Legitimate Processing Conditions.


Rights of Individual Data Subjects.

Enforcement and Penalties for Non-Compliance.

Security of Personal Data.

Outsourcing to Third-Party Data Processors.

The New EU Data Protection Regime Introduced.

Background and Context. Rules and Issues.

Reaction to New General Data Protection Regulation.

The New Regime in Details.


Increased Penalties and Fines.

Remedies, Liability, and Sanctions.

Rectification and Erasure.

Codes of Conduct and Certification.

Data Protection Supervisory Authorities.

New Data Protection Officer.

Security and Data Breach.

Data Protection Impact Assessment.

Privacy by Design, Data Protection by Design, Data Protection as Default.

Cross Border Transfers of Data.

Right to Be Informed of Third Country Safeguards.


Health Data.

New Processing Rules: Obligations.

Employee Inward-Facing Processing.

Inward-Facing Employee Data Protection Rights.

Inward-Facing Employee Considerations.

Outward Facing Issues.

Outward Facing Rights.

ePrivacy and Electronic Communications

About the Author

Paul Lambert, BA, LLB, LLB, CTMA, PhD, lawyer, consultant, adjunct lecturer, is a leading authority of European data protection regulations, as well as the author of various books on data protection, internet, social media and courtroom broadcasting including The Laws of the Internet (4th edition), International Handbook of Social Media Laws, A Users's Guide to Data Protection and Television Courtroom Broadcasting Effects: The Empirical Research and the Supreme Court Challenge (University Press of America) and has published many articles in various professional, trade and academic journals including the European Intellectual Property Review. He speaks regularly at conferences and events across Europe and Asia on the data protection, internet, intellectual property, information technology and courtroom broadcasting. He is also frequently interviewed in various national and international media such as the Sunday Times.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management Science
COMPUTERS / Information Technology
COMPUTERS / Security / General
REFERENCE / Yearbooks & Annuals