Through critical analysis of case law in European and national courts, this book, edited by Dr Maja Brkan, Maastricht University, and Dr Evangelia Psychogiopoulou, ELIAMEP, reveals the significant role courts play in the protection of privacy and personal data within the new technological environment. The expert contributors examine the jurisprudence of the Court of Justice of the European Union, the case law of the European Court of Human Rights and decisions by national courts. Together, they explore how judiciaries balance privacy and data protection rights against other interests and investigate the influence European courts have on national judges. This book also probes the ways in which courts deal with strategic litigation aimed at law and policy reform and, in doing so, sheds light on the role and ability of courts to safeguard privacy and data protection rights.
Contributors include: M. Brkan, C. Cuijpers, P. De Hert, C. Di Cocco, J. Eichenhofer, G. González Fuster, C. Gusy, M. Husovec, T. Kyriakou, O. Lynskey, T. Ojanen, E. Psychogiopoulou, G. Sartor.
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