The (uncertain) future of online data privacy

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Svantesson, D. J. B. (2015). The (uncertain) future of online data privacy. Masaryk University Journal of Law and Technology, 9 (1), 129-153.

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2015 HERDC submission.




In this article I will address a somewhat eclectic selection of data privacy topics that I think are of particular significance, including:

  • Some international developments in the data privacy law area;
  • Extraterritoriality issues including the ‘jurisdictional lasagne’;
  • The recently decided Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) case on the so-called ‘right to be forgotten’;
  • ‘Big Data’ and the Internet of Things; and
  • The concept of ‘consent’.



This document has been peer reviewed.