Around the world, data protection Law is a fast-growing field of taw. This edition constitutes the first-ever collection of both international and EU hard and soft law on the matter. It provides Legal practitioners, authorities, policy makers, scholars and students worldwide and in Europe with an accurate, up-to-date and forward-looking compilation of essential texts on data protection.
The volume comprises key international Legal instruments from a broad range of both global and regional organisations and networks, including the United Nations (UN), Interpol, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Council of Europe (CoE), the African Union (AU), the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and the Ibero-American Data Protection Network (RIPD), and extends to treaties, agreements or transfer mechanisms on other multilateral or even bilateral levels, including on Transatlantic levet.
In addition to data protection-specific legislation, the elaborate EU section features subsections for primary legislation and for instruments with data protection-relevance in a series of thematic areas, including: Schengen; Europol; Eurojust and the European Public Prosecutor's Office; other cooperation in criminal or customs matters; asylum, migration, borders and travel; overarching area of Freedom, Security & Justice issues; cybersecurity, and the internat market, the financial system and taxation. It also includes the latest versions of pending legistative proposais.
Gert Vermeuten is Senior Full Professor of (International and European) Criminel Law and Data Protection Law, Director of the Institute for International Research on Criminel Policy IIRCP) and Director of the Knowledge and Research Platform on Privacy, Information Exchange, Law Enforcement and Surveillance IPIXLES) at Ghent University, Belgium. He is also Commissioner at the Belgian Data Protection Authority.
Willem Debeucketaere is President of the Belgian Data Protection Authority and Deputy Chair of the European Data Protection Board land of its predecessor, the Article 29 Working Party, since 2015). He is also Counsellor at the Court of Appeal of Gient, Belgium and Guest Professor at Ghent University, Belgium.
UN I Joe Cannataci is Head of the Department of Information Policy & Governance at the University of Malta. He is also Full Professor, holding the Chair of European Information Policy & Technotogy Law at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands and an Adjunct Professor at the Security Research Institute & School of Computer and Security Science, Edith Cowan University Australie. He is the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy.
Council of Europe I Sophie Kwasny is Head of the Data Protection Unit of the Council of Europe. Jean-Philippe Walter is the Council of Europe Data Protection Commissioner.
EU I Giovanni Buttaretti is the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) and a Court of Cassation Judge in Italy. Bruno Gencaretti is Head of the International Data Flows and Protection Unit at the European Commission (DG Justice and Consumersl. Mario Oetheimer is Deputy Head of Unit of the Research & Data Unit at the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRAI. Wojciech Wiewiérowski is the Assistant European Data Protection Supervisor IEDPS) and Adjunct in the Law Faculty of the University of Gdansk, Poland.