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Schneider, J. Stand und Perspektiven des Europäischen Datenverkehrs- und Datenschutzrechts. Die Verwaltung, 44(4), 499-524.
Schneider, Jens-Peter "Stand und Perspektiven des Europäischen Datenverkehrs- und Datenschutzrechts" Die Verwaltung 44.4, , 499-524.
Schneider, Jens-Peter: Stand und Perspektiven des Europäischen Datenverkehrs- und Datenschutzrechts, in: Die Verwaltung, vol. 44, iss. 4, 499-524, [online]


Stand und Perspektiven des Europäischen Datenverkehrs- und Datenschutzrechts

Schneider, Jens-Peter

Die Verwaltung, Vol. 44 (2011), Iss. 4 : pp. 499–524

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Prof. Dr. Jens-Peter Schneider, Universität Freiburg, Institut für Medien- und Informationsrecht, Abt. II – Öffentliches Recht, Europäisches Informations- und Infrastrukturrecht, Rempartstraße 4, 79098 Freiburg.


Perspectives on EU Data Protection Law

European law on information management and data protection is constantly changing. The Lisbon Treaty significantly modifies its “constitutional framework” with new fundamental rights and legislative competences. Unfortunately, this innovative framework entails several inconsistencies that cause problems for coherent interpretation. Since 2008, seven ECJ decisions on data protection have consolidated the Court's jurisprudence in some important aspects but have also given rise to continued or new legal discussions. Further change will be effected by the recent review of the data protection directive initiated by the European Commission in order to adjust the directive to alterations in its legal or factual environment since 1995. This article reflects the bipolar objectives of Art. 16 TFEU and tries to balance data protection interests with the requirements for an effective information management within the EU.