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European Data Protection Regulation, Journalism, and Traditional Publishers: Balancing on a Tightrope?

David Erdos


This book explores the interface between European data protection and the freedom of expression activities of traditional journalism, professional artists, and both academic and non-academic writers from both an empirical and normative perspective. It draws on an exhaustive examination of both historical and contemporary public domain material and a comprehensive questionnaire of European Data Protection Authorities (DPAs). Empirically it is found that, notwithstanding an often confusing statutory landscape, DPAs have sought to develop an approach to regulating the journalistic media based on ... More

Keywords: academic freedom, artistic freedom, co-regulation, data protection, General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR, freedom of expression, journalism, media ethics, media regulation

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198841982
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198841982.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Erdos, author
Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Cambridge

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Part I European Data Protection and Freedom of Expression Foundations

Part II European Data Protection and Professional Journalism

Part III European Data Protection and ‘Non-Journalistic’ Traditional Publishers

Part IV Conclusions