Personal Data Protection as the New Competitive Edge: Generating Socially Responsible Corporate Behaviour

Last Friday I held my inaugural lecture as Professor of Privacy, Cybersecurity, and IT Contract Law at the Faculty of Law - European Centre for Privacy & Cybersecurity at Maastricht University. During my lecture I introduced the research activities that I would like to further develop at Maastricht University in a multidisciplinary setting that includes ...

BIG DATA, SMART DATA, MY DATA, YOUR DATA: SMART DATA PROTECTION BY DESIGN (PART 4)

Part 4. Core International Data Protection Principles: Collection limitation, lawfulness and fairness The principle of collection limitation with respect to personal data establishes that data should be collected by way of fair and lawful means, with the knowledge and when appropriate, the consent of the data subject as so to limit indiscriminate data collection. In the Smart ...

Big data, smart data, my data, your data: Smart data protection by design (Part 1)

“The oil of the 21st century”, “the fuel of the digital economy”, the “data gold rush”. There’s no doubt that data is playing an ever-more important role in both the global society and the economy. The former Article 29 Working Party, renamed European Data Protection Board on 25 May 2018, when the GDPR became directly applicable ...