GDPR – what’s beyond?

New rights for consumers, new obligations for businesses: European data protection law will receive a massive update, as the EU’s general data protection regulation will enter into force on 25 May 2018. This makes it easier for users to find out what Facebook, Google & Co. store. Will GDPR really make data traffic more transparent? Or nothing new after all? In this context, our researchers also shed light on other topics such as algorithm ethics, artificial intelligence, microtargeting or the CLOUD Act. Browse through this dossier on the GDPR and get a better idea of what's beyond!

Articles in this Dossier

Wolfgang Schulz

What’s the GDPR?

New rights for consumers, new obligations for businesses: European data protection law will receive a massive update….

Jörg Pohle

Data protection and designing technology

In his dissertation Jörg Pohle uncovers the history of ideas and the historical construction of the data…

Kevin Klug

Trust in me, just in me! Trusted Third Parties in data protection law

High time for a reform of European data protection legislation: The last corresponding directive dates from 1995…

Max von Grafenstein

The principle of purpose limitation in data protection laws

In his dissertation, Maximilian von Grafenstein examines the principle of purpose limitation in data protection law, which not…

Jörg Pohle

The ethics of big data, Facebook & Cambridge Analytica

Facebook is under fire after the social media giant admitted it didn’t prevent data from as many…

Amélie Heldt

Voter or consumer – double standards?

The current debate over Facebook and Cambridge Analytica also concerns the fundamental status of citizens as essential components…

Stefan Larsson

Datafication and Consumer Trust

We’re already living in a highly data driven society. Algorithms control the content flow displayed to us…

Max von Grafenstein

Data protection for the digital age: Interview with Jan Philipp Albrecht

On 14 April 2016, the plenary session of the European Parliament completed the legislative process for the…

Manon Oostveen

Why privacy ≠ data protection (and how they overlap)

Much has been written about privacy and data protection, and the body of literature is constantly growing….

Sebastian Leuschner

If the boss controls the browser history – take care of your data!

On 12th February 2016 the higher labour court Berlin-Brandenburg issued a press release about a decision concerning the inspection…