Tzanou, M (2020) The Future of EU Data Privacy Law: Towards a More Egalitarian Data Privacy. Journal of International and Comparative Law, 7 (2). pp. 449-470. ISSN 2313-3775

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The article addresses the future of European Union (EU) data privacy law and argues for a shift of paradigm, calling for a less technology-driven and more human-centric and societally focused approach. It discusses two case studies — poor people’s data privacy and women’s data privacy — and the recent System for Risk Indication “SyRI” and finds that the mainstream EU data protection narrative has missed out fundamental questions about the socio-economic, gender and intersectional exceptions of EU data protection law. In this regard, the article argues that EU data protection law should be reconstructed to pursue substantive equality goals. It proposes an egalitarian data privacy project guided by methods that bring forward neglected perspectives and narratives. It concludes that only if EU data protection law is attentive to the inequalities that the most vulnerable face, it can remain relevant in the future.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the accepted author manuscript (AAM). The final published version (version of record) will be available online via Sweet & Maxwell at - please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
Uncontrolled Keywords: law, data protection, data privacy, European Union
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
K Law > KZ Law of Nations
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Law
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2020 16:52
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2021 01:30

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