Determann’s Field Guide to International Data Privacy Law Compliance

Determann’s Field Guide to International Data Privacy Law Compliance

Lothar Determann

Companies, lawyers, privacy officers, developers, marketing and IT professionals face privacy issues more and more frequently. Much information is freely available, but it can be difficult to get a grasp on a problem quickly, without getting lost in details and advocacy. This is where Determann’s Field Guide to International Data Privacy Law Compliance comes into its own – helping to identify issues and provide concise practical guidance in an increasingly complex field shaped by rapid change in international laws, technology and society.


Lothar Determann

Subjects: law - academic, information and media law, internet and technology law, law -professional, technology, media and telecommunications law


Everyone has their own research methods and preferences. In the following list of resources, I am providing suggestions that I believe will supplement this Field Guide well, but the list is not intended to be anywhere close to complete or constitute a review, ranking or evaluation of resources included or excluded. On the World Wide Web, data protection authorities and other government agencies, law firms, Wikipedia, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), media companies publish alerts and updates. As a starting point for initial orientation on a particular topic, I usually enter a buzz word or short phrase into a general Internet search engine (e.g., at Opinions by the European Article 29 Working Party. These documents are available in English, free of charge on the web pages of the European Union, currently at index_en.htm (last accessed April 3, 2012), but the exact URL/address changes frequently. The working group was created pursuant to Article 29 of the European Data Protection Directive and consists of representatives of data protection authorities of each European Economic Area (EEA) member state. Its papers are not legally binding and do not always reflect the views of all national authorities. However, national data protection authorities occasionally refer to the papers when they issue binding decisions. Companies should not feel obliged to slavishly follow guidelines from the Article 29 Working Party, but they should also not completely ignore them. At a minimum, companies should consider the positions and arguments that the Article 29 Working Party advances...

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. Please login through your library system or with your personal username and password on the homepage.

Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/ extracts and download selected front matter and introductory chapters for personal use.

Your library may not have purchased all subject areas. If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

Further information