14 Jun 2011

Privacy and Data Protection in the EU Security Continuum

Gloria González Fuster / Paul De Hert / Serge Gutwirth

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There is no doubt that EU measures on the automated processing of data on individuals have an impact on fundamental rights. But which fundamental rights are more deeply affected by them? And how should these rights be safeguarded to ensure the effective protection of individuals and democratic societies? This Policy Brief highlights a series of elements that are critical to addressing the legal dilemmas arising in this area and puts forward recommendations based on research undertaken for the INEX project (Work Package 2).
Gloria González Fuster is a researcher at the Law, Science, Technology & Society (LSTS) Research Group of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). Paul De Hert is a professor at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT) and at the VUB, as well as a member of the VUB’s LSTS. Serge Gutwirth is a professor at the VUB and chairman of the VUB’s LSTS.